Bet Jamaica NCAA Basketball Preview — Providence Friars vs. Villanova Wildcats

by Dirty on July 7, 2013

The Providence Friars and the Villanova Wildcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Villanova Pavilion.

Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 10½-point favorites versus the Friars, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Providence defeated Rutgers 73-66 as a 3.5-point favorite on Sunday. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (147.5).

Weyinmi Efejuku scored a game-high 28 points for Providence and Jeff Xavier added 13 points in the win.

Scottie Reynolds scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds, as Villanova took out Notre Dame 77-60 on Monday night.

Villanova cashed as 3.5-point road underdogs as the game played under the 159-point total set by oddsmakers.

Current streak:
Providence has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Providence: 18-11 SU, 10-15 ATS
Villanova: 24-6 SU, 15-11 ATS

Providence most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Rutgers are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Villanova most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Providence’s last 7 games when playing Villanova
Providence is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Providence’s last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Providence’s last 15 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
Villanova is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova’s last 7 games when playing Providence
Villanova is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games

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