Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars, Big East Conference game. The Wildcats continue to dominate the conference, plus the home record has held up well with only two losses this season. For the Wildcats it is important to win this game, if they win they will continue in the first place, but if they lose Marquette will be the new leader of the conference. The Friars have not had much to offer in the season, so far the record is negative for them with seven losses.
Villanova Wildcats: Everything for the first place.
The Wildcats in the season only have five losses with 19 wins. The team at home has ten wins and only two defeats. The last eight games at home have been victory, seven of those eight games were against conference opponents. At the conference the Wildcats only have one loss against Creighton at home 79-68. The problem for the Wildcats has been to win the games bluntly at home.
At home the Wildcats are scoring an average of 74.7 points per game, 24.83 FG points, 11.25 three pointers and 15.42 assists. The defense is not the best but they only allow 65.5 points per game, 24.67 FG points and 6.67 three pointers.
The ATS record at home is 6-6-0, the average points are -13.5 at home. 5-3 in the last eight games of the winning streak at home. The last game at home was against Creighton, the Wildcats had trouble completing the -10.5 points and won only by -7.0 points 66-59.
Providence Friars: No hope of anything.
The Friars hold a positive record with fourteen victories and only ten overall losses in the season. At the conference the Friars are in eighth place with four wins and seven losses, the last four games in the conference have been lethal for the Friars with only one win and three losses. The most recent defeats at the conference were Seton Hall 65-63, DePaul Blue Demons 65-55, Georgetown 76-67 and the only victory was on the road against St. John’s 70-56.
On the road the Friars are scoring an average of 72.6 points per game, 25.25 FG points, 71.7 free throw shots, 6.62 three pointers and 17.12 assists. The defense allows 73.1 points per game, 24.88 FG points and 5.88 three pointers. On the road the record is 4-4 this season.
The ATS record is 5-3-0, in the last four games the Friars were underdogs and they kept 3 of 4 spreads with an average of +3.5. The last game on the road was against St. Johns, the Friars +5.5 won the game 70-56.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars 02/13/2019 is: take the Providence Friars +10.5 (Point Spread).
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