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Big East Tournament - College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Villanova Wildcats in Battle with Providence Friars

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Providence Friars taking on the Villanova Wildcats Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Providence Friars were listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Villanova Wildcats bring a 28-4 record (16-15 ATS) to this tilt against the 23-9 Friars, who are 17-14 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Villanova go 17-14 so far and the Providence Friars go 18-13.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 16-ranked Villanova Wildcats and the No. 148-rated Providence Friars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Villanova's No. 67-ranked offense, averaging 77.31 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 99 at 69.53 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 46.71% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.12% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Providence got 38 points from Ben Bentil en route to a 74-60 victory over Butler on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova got 25 points from Josh Hart en route to a 81-67 victory over Georgetown on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.