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New Hampshire WildcatsProvidence Friars
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

New Hampshire Wildcats vs Providence Friars Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD9-2

The visiting Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Dunkin Donuts Center against the Providence Friars.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Friars are 3-3 ATS. New Hampshire is 0-0 on the totals; Providence is 3-3.

View New Hampshire vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Friars - Wildcats odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Providence is rated No. 191 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New Hampshire is at No. 161. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-69 win for the Friars.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 116 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 45 at 59.9 PPG. The Friars have been averaging 45.9% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (41% on average).

Defensively, New Hampshire features the nation's No. 42-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.

New Hampshire won its last outing, a 73-56 result against Marist on December 17. Alvin Abreu scored 18 points leading the Wildcats to a 73-56 victory over Marist at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday.

Providence won its last outing, a 72-61 result against Bryant on December 10. Bryant was victimized by Bryce Cotton for 34 points as the Friars defeated the Bulldogs 72-61 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Rhode Island are 7-3
After playing Bryant are 2-0
After a win are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Friars trends to consider:
Providence is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Providence is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
New Hampshire home to Sacred Heart, Thursday, December 29
Providence at Rhode Island, Friday, December 23

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