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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Villanova Wildcats in Battle with Providence Friars

The Providence Friars will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Villanova Wildcats at Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Villanova Wildcats were listed as -5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Villanova Wildcats vs Providence Friars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Providence Friars sport a record of 18-5 and 13-9 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Villanova Wildcats have 19-3 and 11-10 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-9 for the Providence Friars and 9-12 for the Villanova Wildcats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Providence Friars rated this week at No. 85 and the Villanova Wildcats sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 133 nationally ranked offense (73.91 points per game) against a Villanova Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 7 at 61.09 PPG. The Providence Friars have been averaging 42.62% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (46.01% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Wildcats and Bluejays didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Creighton was handed a 83-58 defeat on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.

The Friars got 14 points from Kris Dunn, but it was DePaul that prevailed in a 77-70 final on Tuesday at Allstate Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Villanova is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Villanova is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Providence is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 6 games
  • Providence is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Providence is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova at DePaul, Tuesday, February 9th
Providence at Marquette, Wednesday, February 10th