Providence Friars vs Kentucky Wildcats 3/17/2023 – Greensboro Coliseum will witness the Providence Friars and the Kentucky Wildcats on Friday evening for some college basketball action. The Providence Friars are 21-11 on the scoreboard after losing to the Connecticut Huskies. The Kentucky Wildcats similarly dropped their last game against the Vanderbilt Commodores, lowering them to 21-11 on the season. The Wildcats are eager to make up for their loss in their previous matchup. The Providence Friars will be winning this game according to the latest NCAAB betting odds.
Providence Friars vs Kentucky Wildcats 3/17/2023
|When:||Friday, March 17, 7:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC|
|Friars||+4 (-110)||144 o (-105)||+145|
|Wildcats||-4 (-110)||144 u (-115)||-190|
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The Providence Friars are coming here on a three-game losing streak, the latest defeat coming against the Connecticut Huskies with a final score of 73-66. The Friars are scoring an average of 78.09 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 45.91 percent. The Providence offense in this college basketball season is being headed by Bryce Hopkins who is putting up an average of 16.1 points in each game. On defense, the Friars are allowing their opponents to score an average of 71.31 points in every game played.
Players to watch: Bryce Hopkins F (GP 32, MIN 34.8, PTS 16.1, REB 8.5, AST 2.3, STL 0.8, BLK 0.6, TO 2.3, FG% 45.7, FT% 76.3, 3P% 37.8, Ed Croswell F (GP 32, MIN 28.8, PTS 13.2, REB 7.6, AST 0.7, STL 1.1, BLK 0.9, TO 1.4, FG% 60.5, FT% 66, 3P% 50, Devin Carter G (GP 32, MIN 31.8, PTS 13.1, REB 4.9, AST 2.4, STL 1.8, BLK 1.1, TO 1.7, FG% 43.4, FT% 72.3, 3P% 30.9
The Kentucky Wildcats have lost two games out of their last five played, the most recent one coming against the Vancouver Commodores with a score of 80-73. The Wildcats are dunking an average of 75 points in each game with a field goal percentage of 45.86 percent. The Kentucky offense this season is being led by Oscar Tshiebwe who is scoring an average of 16.5 points in each game, along with 4.2 helpers per matchup. Defense-wise, the Wildcats are allowing their opponents to score an average of 68 points in every game played.
Players to watch: Oscar Tshiebwe F (GP 30, MIN 33.4, PTS 16.5, REB 13.1, AST 1.6, STL 1.6, BLK 1, TO 1.9, FG% 56.3, FT% 72.3, 3P% 0, Antonio Reeves G (GP 32, MIN 27.5, PTS 14.4, REB 2.1, AST 1.1, STL 0.4, BLK 0.2, TO 1.4, FG% 42.9, FT% 78.4, 3P% 40.7, Jacob Toppin F (GP 31, MIN 31.5, PTS 12.5, REB 6.9, AST 2.2, STL 0.5, BLK 0.5, TO 1.5, FG% 47.2, FT% 64.5, 3P% 32.7.
Providence Friars vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Numbers
Providence are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Providence’s last 7 games.
Providence are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Providence’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
Providence are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games played in March.
Providence are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Kentucky are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kentucky’s last 12 games.
Kentucky are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky’s last 9 games against an opponent in the Big East conference.
Kentucky are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.
Kentucky are 19-1 SU in their last 20 games played on a Friday.
Providence Friars vs Kentucky Wildcats Betting Picks
Both of these teams are quite similar in their positions and both are showing eagerness to move up the ladder. The Friars are the ones are riding a losing streak and are desperate to shake off this losing spell. The Providence Friars are favorites to win this game according to the best college basketball betting guide.
Moneyline: +145 is the ML set for the Friars in this game and the ML set for the Wildcats is -190.
Spread: A spread of +4 (-110) is out for Friars and a spread of -4 (-110) is out for Wildcats.
Totals: 144 o (-105) will go over for the Friars and the same will go under for the Wildcats.
Score Prediction: 75-74 Friars win.