Arizona Wildcats vs. Providence Friars - 11/27/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (5-0) at Arizona Wildcats (5-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Arizona Wildcats -5 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Wildcats and the Providence Friars face off on Friday Night in college basketball action.
The Arizona Wildcats narrowly escaped a huge upset on Thursday as they beat Santa Clara in overtime. Arizona is averaging 78.6 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.7 percent. Gabe York leads the Wildcats averaging 15 points per game. Ryan Anderson is averaging 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds, Allonzo Trier is averaging 11.6 points, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 8.6 points and 7.2 rebounds. Arizona is looking to show Thursday’s game was an aberration.
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The Providence Friars are 5-0 this season and are coming off of an easy win over Evansville on Thursday. Providence is averaging 77.4 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 44.7 percent. Kris Dunn leads the Friars averaging 18.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Rodney Bullock is averaging 16.4 points and 8.2 rebounds, Ben Bentil is averaging 15.2 points and 8.0 rebounds, and Ryan Fazekas is averaging 9.2 points. This looks to be one of the stronger teams Providence has fielded in recent years.
Arizona is 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 13-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-5 against the spread following a win. Providence is 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 neutral site games and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
This should be a good one and to be honest I don’t love the game as Arizona generally steps it up against the better teams but Providence always has such a high motor. I have to believe the Wildcats take care of business here ad while it is a lean my pick is Arizona.