UConn vs Providence Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The Providence Friars (12-3, 4-0 Big East) look to continue a five-game home winning run when hosting the UConn Huskies (14-1, 3-1 Big East) on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET.

The Huskies are currently 5.5-point favorites over the Friars. The matchup’s over/under is 142.5.

UConn vs. Providence Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. Providence

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. Providence Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -238 odds to pick up the win, while Providence is listed at +193 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 142.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Arena: Amica Mutual Pavilion

UConn vs. Providence Betting Trends

UConn is 10-4-0 against the spread this season. The Huskies have been victorious in 10, or 90.9%, of the 11 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. UConn’s games this year have gone over the total in 10 out of 15 opportunities (66.7%).

Providence has nine wins against the spread in 15 games this year. The Friars have won 50% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (3-3). Providence’s games this season have gone over the total in eight of 15 opportunities (53.3%).

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UConn vs. Providence Key Players to Watch

UConn

Adama Sanogo paces the Huskies with 17.8 points per contest and 6.7 rebounds, while also putting up 1.3 assists. Tristen Newton posts 9.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, shooting 34.7% from the floor and 36% from downtown with 1.2 made 3-pointers per contest. Donovan Clingan averages 8.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 0.5 steals and 1.9 blocked shots.
Andre Jackson is tops on his squad in assists per game (5.1), and also averages 6.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Defensively, he delivers 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

Providence

Bryce Hopkins is averaging team highs in points (15.7 per game) and rebounds (9.5). And he is delivering 2.4 assists, making 49.1% of his shots from the floor. The Friars get 12.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game from Ed Croswell. Devin Carter gets the Friars 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 2.1 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Jared Bynum is putting up a team-best 4.7 assists per contest. And he is delivering 9.7 points and 2.5 rebounds, making 36.4% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

When it comes to points, the Huskies are dominating both offensively and defensively, as they rank 21st-best in college basketball in points scored (82.3 per game) and 22nd-best in points allowed (60.7 per contest). UConn ranks 10th-best in college basketball by allowing only 26.7 rebounds per game. It ranks 47th in college basketball by averaging 36 rebounds per contest.

UConn has a 36.5% three-point percentage this season (76th-ranked in college basketball), but it has really shined by sinking 9.9 treys per game (16th-best). The Huskies are dominating when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank best in college basketball in three-pointers allowed (3.7 per game) and sixth-best in three-point percentage allowed (26.8%).

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What you need to know about the Providence Friars

With 80.2 points scored per game and 67.7 points allowed, the Friars are 36th in the country offensively and 147th on defense. On the glass, Providence is 29th in the nation in rebounds (36.7 per game). It is 19th-best in rebounds conceded (27.1 per game).

At home, the Friars average 87.4 points per game. Away, they average 73.4. In 2022-23, Providence is 301st in the country in 3-point makes (6.1 per game) and 173rd in 3-point percentage (34%). The Friars give up 6.3 3-pointers per game and concede 33.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 86th and 195th, respectively, in the nation.

The Friars have gone 9-1 in their past 10 games, with a 7-3 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Providence has hit the over six times. While Providence is averaging 80.2 points per game in 2022-23, it has bettered that mark in its last 10 games, producing 81.1 a contest. The Friars have played better defensively in their past 10 games, giving up 66 points per contest, 1.7 fewer points than their season average of 67.7 allowed.

UConn vs. Providence Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is UConn, and we project that UConn will cover the spread (UConn -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 142.5 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. Providence

You can bet on UConn vs. Providence at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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