Looking to win big? The Friars and Wildcats face off at 6:00 ET on FS1. The Wildcats are hosting the game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The odds for this Big East conference game currently have Villanova as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 137.5 points.

PROVIDENCE FRIARS VS VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Villanova Wildcats -4.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.

WHY BET THE VILLANOVA WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Villanova pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Friars Make it Happen on the Road?

Providence enters this game as the underdog, as they have been in seven of their 21 games this season. So far, the Friars have gone 3-4 in those games. On the road, they have gone 3-4, and their average scoring margin is +1.1.

Overall, Providence is 14-7 this season, and in Big East play, they are 5-5. In their last game, they lost to Connecticut by a score of 74-65.

As the underdog, Providence has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 6-1. On the road, their ATS mark is a perfect 3-0 over their last three games and 7-3 in their last 10. Overall, the Friars have an ATS record of 13-8 this year.

Providence’s over/under record for the season is 8-13 and the average scoring total in their games is 140.2. Today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (141). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 143 points compared to their season average of 140.2.

In their most recent game, the Providence offense concluded with only 65 points against Connecticut. Throughout the game, they made 4/18 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 41.4%. Leading the team in scoring was Josh Oduro with 20 points. Devin Carter also added 20 points for the Friars.

Coming into today’s game, the Providence defense is giving up an average of 66.5 points per contest. So far, the Providence defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.3 times per game (613rd).

Can the Wildcats Lock in a Home Win?

After losing their last game to Marquette, Villanova will be looking to snap their four-game losing streak. So far this season, they have gone 11-10, including a 4-5 record in Big East play. At home, the Wildcats have been much better, going 8-5 compared to their 3-4 record on the road.

On the year, Villanova has been favored in 15 of their 21 games, going 9-6 in those contests. They come into this game as 4.5-point favorites, and the over/under is set at 137.5 points.

When looking at Villanova’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at .500 with a record of 10-10. At home, their ATS record is 7-6, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Villanova games is 8-11-1 and today’s line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.2). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Villanova’s offense scored 80 points against Marquette. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.4%, and they went 17/17 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Eric Dixon, who is averaging 16 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, TJ Bamba also maintains a PPG average of 10.6 heading into game.

At this time, the Wildcats’ defense is positioned 87th in the country, permitting 68.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.9 threes per game vs. Providence. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.2%.