The No. 10 Villanova Wildcats and the Providence Friars are set to square off in a Big East matchup at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Alumni Hall. Providence is 12-12 overall and 7-3 at home, while the Wildcats are 16-4 overall and 4-3 on the road. The Wildcats are 12-8 against the spread this season. The Friars have an 11-12 ATS mark.
The Wildcats are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Providence vs. Villanova odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under for total points is set at 139.5. Before entering any Villanova vs. Providence picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Providence vs. Villanova spread: Providence +4.5
- Providence vs. Villanova over-under: 140 points
What you need to know about Providence
Providence fell 81-67 on the road against St. John's Red Storm on Wednesday. A silver lining for Providence was the play of center Nate Watson, who had 19 points in addition to five rebounds and three blocks.
Watson is Providence's second-leading scorer on the year with 16.7 points per game. He leads the team in rebounding (6.7 rpg) and blocks (1.0 bpg) as well. Guard David Duke leads the way in scoring with 17.1 points per game.
What you need to know about Villanova
Meanwhile, Villanova strolled past the Creighton Bluejays with points to spare on Wednesday, taking the matchup 72-60. Guard Justin Moore was the offensive standout of the game for the Wildcats, picking up 24 points and five assists along with five boards.
Villanova is in position to earn a high seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, but the Wildcats lost perhaps their best all-around player in guard Collin Gillespie (MCL) earlier this week for the rest of the season.
How to make Providence vs. Villanova picks
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