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Villanova Wildcats vs Providence Friars in college hoops odds

Providence FriarsVillanova Wildcats
10-4January 05, 2014, 07:00 | Villanova Pavilion12-1

The Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor running against the visiting Providence Friars Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Wildcats sit at 12-1 (8-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Friars are currently 10-4 (5-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Villanova is 7-4 OU, and Providence is 5-8 OU.

View Providence Friars vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 13-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Friars, who rate No. 32 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Providence was an 81-80 loser at home against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Providence got 25 points from Bryce Cotton on the way to an 81-80 loss against Seton Hall on Tuesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Villanova was a 76-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Butler. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Villanova earned a 76-73 victory over Butler on Tuesday, getting 22 points from JayVaughn Pinkston at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Villanova's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 80.46 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 57 at 65.29 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 44.77% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.42% per game.

Next up:
Providence home to Georgetown, Wednesday, January 8th
Villanova at Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 8th