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Providence Friars vs Connecticut Prediction 1/31/2024

The Providence Friars (14-6) travel to face off against the Connecticut Huskies (18-2) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.

Providence Friars vs Connecticut Huskies

The Providence Friars Are Coming Off A Win

Providence is coming off an 84-76 win over Georgetown and has won three straight games. The Friars are 14-6 overall, including a 5-4 record in Big East play.

On the road this season, Providence is 3-3, and over their last ten road games, they are 4-6. So far, they have been the underdog in six games, going 3-3.

As the underdog this season, Providence has an ATS record of 5-1 and an overall ATS record of 12-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Friars have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-1 this year and they are 7-7 ATS at home.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Providence is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 150 points. For the season, their over/under record is 7-13. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 140.5.

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

Connecticut comes into this game as the heavy favorite, as they have been in 19 of their 20 games this season. They are a perfect 13-0 at home this year, and their average scoring margin at home is +26.1 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they are a perfect 10-0.

Overall, the Huskies have won eight straight games, and they are 18-2 on the year. They are 8-1 in Big East play and 10-1 in non-conference games. In their last game, they defeated Xavier by a score of 99-56.

Connecticut has an ATS record of 11-8-1 this season and is 8-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Connecticut’s games this season (146.1). This year, 15 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 131 points.

Providence Offense Breakdown

Providence is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 84 points versus Georgetown. This output is higher than their season-average of 74.2 points per game. Devin Carter led the team in scoring, putting up 29 points. Additionally, Josh Oduro contributed 22 points for the Friars.

Devin Carter (G) 18.7 8.0 3.3
Josh Oduro (F) 14.8 6.7 1.9
Bryce Hopkins (F) 15.2 8.6 1.4

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Connecticut offense tallied 99 points in a matchup against Xavier. Their field goal percentage for the game was 58.5%, and they made 17 threes. Tristen Newton is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.8 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Cam Spencer brings a PPG average of 14.9 into the game.

Tristen Newton (G) 15.8 6.3 5.8
Cam Spencer (G) 14.9 4.4 3.4
Alex Karaban (F) 14.7 5.8 1.7

Providence Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Providence defense is giving up an average of 66.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Connecticut. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.1%.

Connecticut Team Defense

Connecticut’s defense has been playing well, ranking 27th nationally, with 64.2 points allowed per game. So far, the Connecticut defense is giving up an average of 7.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.5 times per game (377th).

Friars vs Huskies Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Providence has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 69 points per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Connecticut has an ATS record of 2-2-1 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Friars have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
  • Connecticut has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Friars vs Huskies Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Huskies vs. Huskies matchup, we’re leaning towards the Huskies at -13.5. Although our projections show the Huskies winning 75-68, we suggest placing your bet on the Friars for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 140.5, and our model predicts the Friars and Huskies to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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