UConn vs Providence Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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The UConn Huskies (20-7, 9-7 Big East) take the court against the Providence Friars (20-7, 12-4 Big East) on Wednesday at 6:30 PM ET in Big East play, aiting on Fox Sports 1.

The Huskies play the Friars in a game that UConn is currently a healthy favorite by 7.5 points. The game has an over/under of 142.5.

UConn vs. Providence Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. Providence

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. Providence Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -333 odds to pick up the win, while Providence is listed at +262 to claim victory.


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, February 22, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Storrs, Connecticut
  • Arena: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion

UConn vs. Providence Betting Trends

UConn is 15-11-0 against the spread this season. The Huskies have been chosen as favorites in 22 games this year and have walked away with the win 16 times (72.7%) in those games. UConn’s games this year have hit the over 59.3% of the time (16 out of 27 games with a set point total).

Providence has played 27 games, with 17 wins, against the spread. The Friars have won five of the 11 games they were listed as the moneyline underdog this season (45.5%). Providence’s games this season have hit the over 48.1% of the time (13 out of 27 games with a set point total).

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UConn vs. Providence Key Players to Watch


Adama Sanogo averages 16.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 1.3 assists, shooting 58.3% from the field. Jordan Hawkins puts up 16.4 points, 4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting 41.5% from the field and 39.2% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per contest. Tristen Newton paces the Huskies at 4.3 assists per contest, while also posting 4 rebounds and 10 points. Andre Jackson is posting 6.2 points, 4.1 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.


Bryce Hopkins leads the Friars in scoring (16.9 points per game) and rebounding (9.3), and puts up 2.4 assists. He also averages 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Devin Carter is putting up 13.4 points, 5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest, making 44.6% of his shots from the field and 33% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 triples per game. The Friars get 13.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Ed Croswell. Jared Bynum is the Friars’ top assist man (4.5 per game), and he delivers 9.3 points and 2.6 rebounds.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

UConn’s Big East games have hit the over nine out of 16 times this season. With 78 points per game on offense, the Huskies are 43rd in college basketball. On defense, they give up 64.3 points per contest, which ranks 35th in college basketball. UConn has been getting things done in terms of rebounding this season, ranking 15th-best in the nation in rebounds per game (36.2) and ninth-best in boards allowed per contest (26.8).

The Huskies are putting up 82.7 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 12.7 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (70). UConn ranks 38th in the country with 8.9 threes per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 130th with a 35.2% shooting percentage from downtown. The Huskies are playing well when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank second-best in college basketball in three-pointers allowed (4.5 per game) and 13th-best in three-point percentage allowed (29.3%).

The Huskies are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, UConn has gone over the total six times. In its last 10 games, UConn has been scoring 74.3 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 78 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. UConn has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, giving up 69.3 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 64.3 it has conceded this year.

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What you need to know about the Providence Friars

Providence’s conference games have gone over the point total seven out of 16 times this season. In 2022-23, the Friars are 29th in college basketball offensively (78.9 points scored per game) and 170th on defense (69.6 points conceded). On the boards, Providence is 12th-best in college basketball in rebounds (36.4 per game). It is 54th in rebounds allowed (28.6 per game).

In 2022-23 the Friars are scoring 11.1 more points per game at home (84.1) than on the road (73). Beyond the arc, Providence is 283rd in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.4). It is 153rd in 3-point percentage at 34.9%. Giving up 6.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 31.3% from beyond the arc, the Friars are 45th and 52nd in the nation, respectively, in those categories.

The Friars have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. Providence has gone over the total in four of its past 10 contests. While Providence is averaging 78.9 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, tallying 77 points per contest. The Friars have played worse defensively in their past 10 games, surrendering 72.1 points per contest, 2.5 more points their than season average of 69.6.

UConn vs. Providence Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this game is UConn, and we expect that Providence will cover the spread (UConn -7.5). 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

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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