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Villanova vs. Providence 2018 Preview: Game time, Streaming, Odds, and more!

What could be more romantic than Big East basketball on Valentine’s Day?

NCAA Basketball: Providence at Villanova Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

How to Watch

When: 7 p.m

Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center; Providence, RI


Stream: FoxSportsGO

Bets are On

Villanova is favored by -9.5, according to Oddsshark.

Series History

Villanova leads the all-time series against Providence 62-38. Providence last bested the Wildcats in 2016, defeating ‘Nova at the Wells Fargo Center 82-76 in overtime.

Noteworthy Juice

Doing their best to rebound from their second-loss of the season to St. John’s, Villanova managed to scrape a win against Butler on Saturday. Coming into Rhode Island, the Wildcats are aiming to continue their Bounce Back Tour.

Fronted by lead guitarist/National Player of the Year candidate Jalen Brunson (averaging 20.1 points per game; 54% of field goals), ‘Nova will be working to ignite their recently uncharacteristic slow-starting offense. Brunson’s most consistent scoring counterpart has been sophomore Donte DiVincenzo. DiVincenzo’s up-tempo game pace has transformed him into a central figure in grinding through the Wildcats’ shooting stalements, as evident by his 30-point career-high game against Butler.

Providence will be looking to escape their own demons, after being upset 63-80 by DePaul in Chicago on Saturday. Topping the Friars’ offensive efforts, expect Rodney Bullock (averaging 14.6 points per game, shooting 43.4% of field goals) to lead Providence’s come-back campaign. Alpha Diallo joins Bullock in impact-scoring for the Friars, and also leads Providence with 6.4 rebounds per game.