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Providence Friars take on Wildcats in NCAA basketball test

Providence FriarsVillanova Wildcats
Feb 3, 12:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

10-11TEAM RECORD13-8

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Villanova vs Providence battle Sunday at Villanova Pavilion as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Friars have watched them go 10-11 and 8-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 13-8 and 13-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 7-10, while the Friars have a 11-4 mark.

View Providence vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Friars were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 60 and the Friars sitting at No. 51. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-70 result in favor of the Friars.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Villanova's No. 57-rated squad against Providence's No. 51-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Villanova rates No. 130 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 222 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 235-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.4 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 186 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Providence, they were an 82-79 loser as they battled Connecticut at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Friars got 20 points from Kadeem Batts, but it was Connecticut that prevailed in an 82-79 final on Thursday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Villanova was a 65-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Mouphtaou Yarou scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Wildcats to a win (they lost 65-60 to Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Wednesday).

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-6
After playing Connecticut are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing DePaul are 6-3
After playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Friars at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games on the road
Providence is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Providence is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Villanova is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Villanova is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Providence
Villanova is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Providence
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games when playing Providence

Next up:
Providence home to Cincinnati, Wednesday, February 6
Villanova at DePaul, Tuesday, February 5