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West Virginia Mountaineers visit Providence Friars in NCAAB hoops battle

West Virginia MountaineersProvidence Friars
Feb 5, 12:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Providence Friars Odds

15-8TEAM RECORD13-10

Dunkin Donuts Center will host Friars vs. Mountaineers action on Sunday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This season, the Friars are 13-10 overall and 8-9 ATS ATS, while the Mountaineers are 15-8 and 12-8 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Providence boasts a 10-7 on the OU, and West Virginia is 13-7.

View West Virginia vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Providence sat as 4.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 123 and the Mountaineers at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 77-72 result in favor of the Mountaineers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 127 nationally ranked offense (70.4 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 160 at 66.6 PPG. The Friars have been averaging 44.8% from the field, less than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 72-66 loser at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Jones scored 21 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 72-66 against Pittsburgh in college basketball action at WVU Colliseum.

Providence was a 78-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Providence got 18 points from Bilal Dixon en route to a 78-67 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 9-1
After a loss are 8-2

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Villanova are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Friars trends to consider:
West Virginia is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games at home
Providence is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Providence is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
West Virginia home to Notre Dame, Wednesday, February 8
Providence at Villanova, Tuesday, February 7

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