On Friday, the Greensboro Coliseum in North Carolina will be the site of the East Region’s opening round, where the Kentucky Wildcats will compete against the Providence Friars. Providence, despite losing to UConn in the Big East tournament quarterfinals, has a decent offense but a weak defense, while Kentucky finished the regular season with five wins in their last seven games before losing to Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament quarterfinals. During the game, Kentucky will be missing Grant Darbyshire and Sahvir Wheeler, while Providence will be without Quante Berry.
Providence has struggled recently, losing four of their last five games before the NCAA Tournament. They had a 21-11 regular-season record, with a 13-7 record in Big East games. Although they score an average of 78.5 points per game, they allow an average of 71.3 points per game. Providence has a shooting percentage of 46.0% overall and 35.5% from beyond the arc, but they permit their opponents to shoot 44.0% from the field and 33.4% from the three-point range.
Bryce Hopkins leads Providence in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game, followed by Ed Crosswell with an average of 13.2 points per game. Hopkins is also the team’s top rebounder, averaging 8.5 rebounds per game, while Jared Bynum is the team leader in assists with an average of 4.3 per game. Providence averages 6.9 steals, 4.6 blocked shots, and 11.8 rebounds per game.
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Kentucky completed the regular season with a strong record, winning five of their last seven games before the SEC tournament. Kentucky shoots 46.0% from the field and 35.9% from beyond the arc, while their opponents shoot 42.7% from the field and 32.8% from three-point range.
Oscar Tshiebwe is Kentucky’s top scorer and rebounder, averaging 16.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game. Antonio Reeves is the team’s second-highest scorer, averaging 14.4 points per game, and two other players average double-digit points.
Providence Friars vs Kentucky Wildcats Game Information
- Date: 03/17/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC.
- How to Watch Providence vs Kentucky : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Providence vs Kentucky Betting Lines
Providence is +165 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $165.On the other side, Kentucky is -195 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $51.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Providence at a 37.74% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Kentucky has 66.10% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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