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Providence Friars vs UConn Huskies 2/22/2023 Picks, Odds and Game Analysis

Providence Friars vs UConn Huskies 2/22/2023 Picks, Odds and Game Analysis

On Wednesday, February 22, 2023, the #20 ranked Providence Friars will take on the #18 ranked UConn Huskies in an exciting NCAAB matchup at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in CT at 6:30 PM ET. The Friars are coming off two impressive victories, aiming for their third straight win. Following a loss to St. John’s, Providence defeated Creighton 94-86 before delivering a convincing 85-72 win against Villanova at home, covering the three-point spread. Currently boasting a 12-4 record, the Friars are one game behind the Big East leaders and have covered the spread in six of their last eight matches, establishing themselves as a dependable team.

Bryce Hopkins has been a standout performer for the Friars, scoring at least 19 points in three consecutive games, including a 29-point performance against St. John’s. The sophomore forward’s season average has climbed to 16.9 PPG and 9.3 RPG, cementing his status as a dominant player. Meanwhile, guard Devin Carter produced 25 points in the previous week’s loss to Creighton, maintaining his consistent form with an average of 13.4 PPG this season. Senior guard Noah Locke has also made significant contributions, scoring 20 points or more four times in conference play, averaging 11.1 PPG. As they face off against UConn, the Friars will look to continue their impressive form and secure another win.

  • The Providence Friars are 15-4 SU in their previous 19 meetings.
  • Providence is 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road.
  • The Friars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches on the road against Connecticut.

Providence Friars vs UConn Huskies 2/22/2023 Picks, Odds and Game Analysis

The Connecticut Huskies are determined to clinch their 10th Big East victory of the current campaign. Their season has been inconsistent, particularly in conference play, where they currently hold a 9-7 record. However, after defeating Marquette last week, UConn found its rhythm, ending a couple of losing streaks. In their most recent game, UConn secured a 64-55 victory over Seton Hall at home, defying the odds as 12-point underdogs. The Huskies have won against the spread in two of their last three games, indicating a strong performance.

UConn ranks sixth overall in Division I in Ken Pomeroy’s rankings and has moved up two positions to 18th in the AP Top 25 this week. With a 13-2 record at home, the Huskies are a formidable team. Their season average of 78 points places them 46th in the league, while they restrict opponents to an average of 64.3 points, ranking them 40th overall. In three of their last four matches, UConn has limited opponents to 62 points or fewer, showcasing their solid defense. As they aim for their 10th Big East victory, UConn will look to build on their recent success and continue to perform at a high level.

  • The Connecticut Huskies are 5-10 ATS in their last 15 matches.
  • The Huskies are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Connecticut’s last 5 games with Providence.

#20 Providence Friars vs 18 UConn Huskies. The NCAAB pick for this game is the #20 Providence Friars. The Providence Friars, who are vying for the top spot in the Big East, secured back-to-back victories by defeating #19 Creighton and dominating Villanova last Saturday. Connecticut’s inconsistent 9-7 record in conference play serves as evidence of their lack of stability. Additionally, Providence is just as effective on offense as UConn, averaging 116.2 points¬†per 100 possessions compared to UConn’s 117.9 points. Recently, UConn has struggled to put points on the board, which will make it difficult to cover this significant spread. They have scored 68 points or less in three of their last four games. In their first match-up, they struggled against Providence, shooting only 36% overall. The #20 Providence Friars are expected to win with a predicted score of 76-70.

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:45 PM (EDT)

Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion, CT

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

TV: FS1

NCAAB Odds: #20 Providence Friars +7

NCAAB Totals: 143

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