Thursday College Basketball Betting: Providence-Villanova, Indiana-Ohio State
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Coming off a win over Butler on Wednesday, No. 8 seed Providence (18-14, 7-11) faces No. 1 Villanova (22-9, 13-5) in the Big East quarterfinals. Meanwhile, No. 8 Ohio State (18-13, 8-12) squares off against No. 9 Indiana (17-14, 8-12) in Chicago — likely with an at-large bid on the line.
Where’s the value in these two games? Let’s break them down.
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Betting Odds: Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars
- Spread: Villanova -6
- Over/Under: 134.5
- Time: Noon ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
The Friars (15-17 against the spread) have covered three of their past four contests, including a trio vs. the Bulldogs. Butler produced just 0.92 points per possession at Madison Square Garden, shooting a mere 7-of-21 (33.3%) from behind the arc.
Ed Cooley’s troops have allowed both the lowest 3-point clip (33.9%) and scoring rate (29.5%) in Big East play. Villanova (19-12 ATS) owns the highest perimeter scoring rate (44.9%), and it shot a combined 37.8% in its two duels against Providence.