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Thursday College Basketball Betting: Providence-Villanova, Indiana-Ohio State

Mar 14, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Indiana Hoosiers guard Romeo Langford (0).

As the Big East and Big Ten tournament each roll along, the matchups are starting to heat up.

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.

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