Villanova at Providence: 3/6/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Providence Friars (12-12) vs Villanova Wildcats (16-4)
Game Info: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:30 pm (Alumni Hall)
Betting Odds: Providence Friars +4.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Villanova Wildcats and Providence Friars face off in a college basketball showdown on Saturday at Alumni Hall.
The Villanova Wildcats come into this game with a 16-4 record overall and coming into this game they have won three of their last four games. In the last game against Creighton, the defense was strong giving up only 60 points and that led to a 12 point victory. Villanova on the season is averaging 77 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.5 points per game. In this game for Villanova it’s going to be about the defense locking down again. Villanova is led by Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who averages 15.4 points and shoots 42.9 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from deep.
On the other side of this matchup is the Providence Friars who sit with a 12-12 record overall and coming into this game they have lost two of their last three games. Providence is averaging 70.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.5 points per game. Providence is shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the three point line. In this game for Providence they need to find a way to get the offense going. Providence is led by David Duke who averages 17.1 points and shoots 39.2 percent from the field and 41 percent from deep.
The under is 12-4 in Villanova’s last 16 games played on Saturday. Villanova is 13-5-1 against the spread in their last 19 road games. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams. Villanova is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games played on Saturday.
Villanova is the better team and even on the road they are going to have no issue getting the job done in this game. Look for Villanova to lock down with their defense and that will lead to the Wildcats covering this spread.