Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Friars vs. Huskies CBB Odds
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Friars vs. Connecticut
- (21-10) Providence Friars vs. Connecticut Huskies (24-7)
- Date: Thursday, March 9th
- Time: 2:30 ET
- Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Friars +245 | Huskies -310
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Providence +7 | Connecticut -7 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 145.0
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At this point, Providence heads into their matchup vs Connecticut with a record of 21-10 while looking to shake a 2 game losing streak. Meanwhile, in their 13 road games this season, Providence has a record of 6-7.
Having been the underdog in 11 games, the Friars have gone 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Providence currently has a record of 13-7 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Bryce Hopkins is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Hopkins is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and adding 2.3 assists. Providence’s second leading scorer is Ed Croswell, who has hit 61.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.4 points per game.
Currently, Providence’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 71.8 points, which places them 179th in the NCAA. In addition, Providence’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 61.9% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 252nd in overall field goal percentage at 43.7%. When the Friars have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.3% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Providence is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 65.5 per contest, placing them just 580th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.5 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 10.5 offensive boards per game.
At this point, Connecticut heads into their matchup vs Providence with a record of 24-7 and riding a 5 game win streak. Presently, the Huskies have been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 16-2.
Getting ready to play for the 29 times as the favorite, Connecticut has gone 23-6 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Huskies come into this game as -7 point favorites.
At this moment, Connecticut currently has a record of 13-7 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 11-0.
Coming into the game, Adama Sanogo is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Sanogo is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and adding 1.3 assists. Connecticut’s second leading scorer is Jordan Hawkins, who has hit 40.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 16.4 points per game.
Huskies Key Stats
The Huskies offense heads into the game, ranked 80th in the NCAA at 75.2 points per contest. In addition, Connecticut’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 65.84% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 257th in overall field goal percentage at 43.6%. When the Huskies have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.4% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Connecticut is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.8 per contest, placing them just 510th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 40.9 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 14.0 offensive boards per game.
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Providence Friars vs. Connecticut Huskies CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Providence is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Friars are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Providence is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- At this point, Friars are 1-2 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Huskies are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Providence Friars vs. Connecticut Huskies CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Providence Friars +7
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Connecticut as the favorites with a line coming in at -7. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Providence Friars to cover. Both teams have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Connecticut at 7.44 made 3’s per game compared to Providence at 7.3. Look for Providence to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Huskies.
Free Providence vs. Connecticut CBB Betting Pick: Providence ATS
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