Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Friars CBB Odds
Looking for Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Friars on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Wildcats Friars matchup.
(10-4) Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars (10-4)
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 137.5
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This Big East matchup will feature the Villanova Wildcats and the Providence Friars. The Wildcats won their conference opener, while the Friars dropped to 0-1.
The last meeting between these teams came last year in the Big East tournament. Villanova managed to win this game in overtime by a score of 76-66.
Villanova has clearly struggled this year after having lost a lot of scoring last year. They are still sitting at 10-4, but cannot continue losing games they should win. With Big East conference having started, look for the Wildcats to play their best basketball in hopes to defend their National Championship.
The Wildcats are only scoring about 75 points per game. Shooting 44.8% from the field will need to improve as there are several giant killers in the Big East. If the Wildcats struggle to shoot from the field, they will be in danger on getting upset once again.
On defense, look for Villanova to focus on boxing out. They only allow 26.6 rebounds per game, ranking 10th in the country. This will be key to silence the Providence crowd and keep the Friars in a low scoring game.
The Friars dropped their conference opener, losing to Creighton by a score of 68-79. This was a home game for them and will need to defend better if they are going to come out on top.
Like in their last game, the Friars’ offense has been very stagnant at times. They only average 74.7 points per game and shoot just over 44%. Look for Alpha Diallo to have a better game than he did against Creighton, giving the Friars a chance to win.
The Friars’ defense will obviously need to improve if they are going to have any chance against the defending champions. look for Providence to focus on forcing turnovers in order to score some easy fast break points.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-2-2 in VILL last 14 overall.
- Under is 9-2-1 in VILL last 12 games as a favorite.
- PROV are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 home games.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars NCAAB Prediction:
Providence will push Villanova to the limit, but in the end the Wildcats will win this game on the road.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova Wildcats -2.5
Providence has struggled to cover the spread when playing at home, which plays in favor of the Wildcats and they find a way to cover.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Villanova 73 – Providence 64
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