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Providence Friars host Georgetown Hoyas in college basketball action

Georgetown HoyasProvidence Friars
10-3January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Dunkin Donuts Center10-5

Dunkin Donuts Center will host Providence Friars vs. Georgetown Hoyas action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Hoyas will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 6-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Friars are 5-8-1 ATS. Georgetown is 8-4 on the totals; Providence is 6-8.

View Georgetown Hoyas vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Providence sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 47-rated Georgetown taking on the No. 116-rated Friars in this contest.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 77-60 winner at home against St. John's. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera poured in a team-high 31 points for Georgetown on Saturday, as they defeated St. John's 77-60 at Verizon Center.

In their last action, Providence was a 91-61 loser on the road against Villanova. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as underdogs. Providence was run off the court by the Wildcats on Sunday as Villanova routed them 91-61 at Villanova Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Providence has the nation's No. 161-rated offensive output, at 71.93 PPG. The visiting Hoyas defense ranks No. 40 allowing on average 64.62 PPG. The Friars FG% has averaged 41.06% so far, less than the Hoyas marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.48% per game.

A few Hoyas at Friars trends to consider:
Georgetown is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgetown is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Georgetown is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
Providence is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Providence is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
Providence is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgetown
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Providence's last 9 games when playing Georgetown

Next up:
Georgetown at Butler, Saturday, January 11th
Providence at St. John's, Thursday, January 16th