Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars - 3/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (28-4) vs. Providence Friars (23-9)
March 11, 2016 6:30 PM EST
The Line- Villanova -9 See the Latest Odds
The Providence Friars will face off against the Villanova Wildcats in the Semifinal of the Big East Conference.
The Providence Friars come into this game with a 23-9 record and are 4th in the Big East. Providence won their first game of the tournament 74-60 over Butler. Ben Bentil who is averaging 21.2 points per game and 7.8 rebounds has led the Providence Friars. Kris Dunn is second on the team in points per game with 16.3 but is the best player on the team averaging 5.7 rebounds and 6.4 assists. Providence will try to keep their momentum to try to knock down Villanova.
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The Villanova Wildcats come into this game with a 28-4 record and are 1st in the Big East. The Wildcats won their first game of the tournament 81-67 won over Georgetown. Josh Hart who is averaging 15.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds has led the Wildcats. Kris Jenkins is second on the team with 12.7 points per game and 3.8 rebounds. The Wildcats will try to keep it rolling when they take on Providence.
The Providence Friars are 4-0 against the spread in their last 4 games overall. The Friars are 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 neutral site games. Villanova is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 Friday games. The Wildcats are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games following a win.
Villanova has been one of the best teams in the country all season long. Providence has been very good as well and has the best player on the floor in Kris Dunn. I think this will be a close game early but Villanova will pull away late.