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 Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Dunkin Donuts Center in 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 Villanova Providence matchup.
(23-2) Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars (16-9)
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Villanova -9
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Villanova finally beat Butler over the weekend. It was the fourth consecutive time Villanova played Butler as the #1 team in the country and the first time it beat it.
The Bulldogs were up big early but Villanova chipped away and won in the second half. Donte DiVincenzo scored 31 and Jalen Brunson had 21 in the victory.
‘Nova dropped to #3 in this week’s poll because it lost earlier in the week to St. John’s. Thing is, it was only Villanova’s second loss of the season. Virginia, which lost to Virginia Tech on Saturday, jumped the ‘Cats, which is a bit strange.
Villanova needs Phil Booth back and it sounds like he may start practicing in the next week or two, which would have him back some time in early March. I need to see him back and gelling again, ideally just before the Big East Tournament.
As long as he has that much time to get back into the swing of things, Villanova should be good to go. Any later and there are potential problems.
If Booth is back, though, this has been a great run for DiVincenzo as a starter that will only help him when he’s relegated to the bench for the NCAA Tournament. It would be a shame not to see Villanova at full strength in March.
A 17-point home loss to DePaul is concerning as we near March and that’s what happened to Providence on Saturday.
After winning at Marquette and then at home against Georgetown, Providence dropped a stinker on Saturday. It shot 2-for-19 from three and saw a deficit jump just before the break and only get bigger in the second half.
Good news is that Villanova could be in look-ahead mode with a game at Xavier looming this weekend that will likely decide the Big East regular season title. If the Friars can shake whatever happened last weekend off in time for this one, they could be dangerous on Valentine’s Day.
CBB Betting Trends:
- VILL are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- VILL are 36-17-1 ATS in their last 54 road games.
- PROV are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games.
- Head to Head: Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars NCAAB Prediction: no issues for ‘Nova.
Again, I don’t think it’s a blowout but this is an experienced and well-coached team. No look-ahead with Xavier on deck.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova -9
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Villanova 83 – Providence 73
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