Providence vs. New Hampshire - 11/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Hampshire Wildcats (3-2) at Providence Friars (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Hampshire Wildcats and Providence Friars meet Wednesday night in a college basketball game at the Dunkin Donuts Center on FS2.
The New Hampshire Wildcats look for a statement victory to build on a solid 4-2 start to the CBB season. The New Hampshire Wildcats are averaging 61.2 points on 37.1 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Tanner Leissner is averaging 17.3 points and 10.5 rebounds while Jaleen Smith is averaging 15.7 points and 4.3 assists. Daniel Dion is the third double-digit scorer and David Watkins is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New Hampshire Wildcats are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Hampshire Wildcats are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game. The New Hampshire Wildcats have won eight of their last 13 road games.
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The Providence Friars look to remain unbeaten at home and build on a decent 4-2 start to the CBB season. The Providence Friars are averaging 65.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 57.7 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Rodney Bullock is averaging 19.7 points and 1.7 assists while Emmitt Holt is averaging 15.4 points and six rebounds. Kyron Cartwright is dishing 8.2 assists and Jalen Lindsey is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Providence Friars are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 26.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game. The Providence Friars have won six straight home games.
The Wildcats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. The Friars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 8-0 in Friars last 8 overall and the under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 overall.
This game could be a lot closer than people think, as the New Hampshire Wildcats are loaded with experience and already have a solid road victory this season against Temple. New Hampshire also played at West Virginia and was able to beat a decent Winthrop team on the road as well. Providence isn't the same team from past years and lacks depth. I'll take the Wildcats and the points here.