Providence vs. Villanova - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Villanova Wildcats (19-3) at Providence Friars (18-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and Providence Friars meet Saturday at the Dunkin Donuts Center.
The Villanova Wildcats look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 75.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 61.1 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Josh Hart is averaging 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.4 points and four assists. Kris Jenkins is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Jalen Brunson is dishing 2.9 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats have won five straight road games.
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The Providence Friars look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Providence Friars are averaging 73.9 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Ben Bentil is averaging 19.7 points and 7.8 rebounds while Kris Dunn is averaging 17.2 points and 6.9 assists. Rodney Bullock is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Lindsey is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Providence Friars are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Friars are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Providence Friars have won 12 of their last 16 home games.
The Wildcats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Friars are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Wildcats are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Providence and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
There's currently no line, but I like Providence in this contest. The Friars have shown they can wake up for these games and they don't lose often at the DD Center. This is a statement game for the Friars that I think they find a way with Dunn leading the charge.