Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars 3/6/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 6, 2021

The No. 10 Villanova Wildcats (16-4) are favored (by 4.5 points) to break a three-game road losing streak when they visit the Providence Friars (12-12) on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 2:30 PM ET. The point total for the matchup is set at 138.5.

Betting Information

Villanova vs Providence Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Villanova -4.5 -112 -110 138.5 -108 -113 -203 165

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Total Facts

  • In 14 of 20 games (70%) this year, the Wildcats and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s point total of 138.5 points.
  • Providence and its opponents have added up to score more than 138.5 points in 54.2% of their matchups this year (13 of 24 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 9.3 more points per game (147.8) than this matchup’s over/under of 138.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 138.1 points per game, 0.4 less than the point total for this game.
  • The Wildcats average point total in matchups this season is 144.5, 6.0 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Friars this season is 2.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wildcats average 77 points per game, 6.5 more points than the 70.5 the Friars allow.
  • Villanova is 10-0 against the spread and 14-1 overall when scoring more than 70.5 points.
  • When Providence gives up more than 77 points, it is 1-5 against the spread and 2-5 overall.
  • The Friars’ 70.8 points per game are just 3.2 more points than the 67.6 the Wildcats allow to opponents.
  • Providence is 9-0 against the spread and 10-5 overall when it scores more than 67.6 points.
  • Villanova’s record is 2-5 against the spread and 4-3 overall when it gives up more than 70.8 points.
  • The Wildcats have scored a total of 188 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.4 per game), and the Friars have out-scored opponents by just nine points on the season (0.3 more per game).

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Villanova Betting Information

  • Villanova has been strong against the spread, going 12-8 on the season.
  • The Wildcats have posted a winning record of 11-7 against the spread when the spread is -4.5 or higher.
  • The Wildcats and their opponents have gone over the total in 11 of 20 games (55%) this season.

Providence Betting Information

  • Providence has a losing record against the spread, going 11-12 ATS (covering just 47.8% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 4.5-point underdogs, the Friars have a record ATS of 2-3.
  • Providence has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.2% of matchups this season (12 out of 23 chances).

Head to Head

Villanova vs Providence (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 Villanova -11.5 140 -762 +532 Regular Season 71-56 VILL
2/29/2020 Villanova -7 136.5 -335 +252 Regular Season 58-54 PROV
1/25/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-60 VILL
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-67 VILL
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-59 VILL

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Villanova Leaders

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, tallying 15.4 points and 8.2 boards per game.
  • Collin Gillespie is the Wildcats best passer, dispensing 4.6 assists per game while scoring 14.0 PPG.
  • Gillespie’s 2.1 threes per game leads the Wildcats.
  • Gillespie and Robinson-Earl lead the Wildcats on the defensive end, with Gillespie leading the team in steals averaging 1.0 per game and Robinson-Earl in blocks averaging 0.5 per contest.

Providence Leaders

  • David Duke’s points (17.1 per game) and assists (4.9 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Friars’ leaderboards.
  • Nate Watson’s stat line of 6.7 rebounds, 16.7 points and 0.6 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Providence rebounding leaderboard.
  • Gillespie paces his teammates on the Friars with 2.0 made threes per outing.
  • Duke (1.2 steals per game) and Watson (1.0 block per game) pace the Friars in steals and blocks, respectively.
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