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Villanova Wildcats Host the Providence Friars in NCAA College Basketball Action

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats battle Saturday at Wells Fargo Center as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Villanova Wildcats in this one found them listed as -16.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Friars was expected to move the line.

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Providence Friars will look to cover the spread vs the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, as the Friars are 11-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 13-6 ATS. Providence is 7-12-1 against the total, while Villanova is 7-12 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Villanova Wildcats at No. 9 and the Providence Friars at No. 129 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Villanova's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 78.63 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 25 at 63.75 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 50.19% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.08% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Providence earned a 74-56 victory over Georgetown University on Monday, getting 22 points from Rodney Bullock at Verizon Center.

Villanova cruised to victory on Monday, running Seton Hall out of the gym and running up a 76-46 score at Villanova Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Providence is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Providence is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games
  • Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Villanova is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games
  • Villanova is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Providence home to St. John's, Wednesday, January 25th
Villanova at Marquette, Tuesday, January 24th