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    The No. 11 Providence Friars (21-11) are 3.5-point underdogs to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament when they play the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats (21-11) on Friday. Here are some insights into this 6-11 matchup in the East Region bracket that begins at 7:10 PM, live on CBS.

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    How do I watch Wildcats vs. Friars?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • TV Channel: CBS
    • Location: Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Arena: Greensboro Coliseum

    Betting Lines for Wildcats vs. Friars

    Kentucky vs Providence Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Kentucky -3.5 145

    Kentucky Betting Stats & Information

    • Kentucky has compiled a 14-8 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 63.6% of those games).
    • The Wildcats have gone 13-6 in games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -166 or shorter (68.4% win percentage).
    • The Wildcats are 15-17-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Friars are 3-4 against the spread when an underdog by 3.5 points or more this season.
    • The average point total for Kentucky’s games this year is 1.9 fewer points than the total of 145 in this matchup.

    Providence Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Providence has won five out of the 13 games, or 38.5%, in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Friars are 1-6 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +142 or more on the moneyline.
    • The Friars are 18-14-0 ATS this year.
    • The Friars have a 3-4 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 3.5 points or more.
    • The average point total for Providence this season is 4.4 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Kentucky vs. Providence Season Stat Comparison

    Kentucky Rank Kentucky AVG Providence AVG Providence Rank
    98th 75.1 Points Scored 78.1 36th
    119th 68 Points Allowed 71.3 217th
    9th 36.2 Rebounds 35.1 28th
    3rd 11.8 Off. Rebounds 10.5 29th
    287th 6.4 3pt Made 6.7 260th
    39th 15.3 Assists 14.7 67th
    71st 10.8 Turnovers 11 94th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Kentucky Wildcats Leaders

    • Oscar Tshiebwe leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, tallying 16.5 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.
    • Cason Wallace leads Kentucky in assists, averaging 4.2 per game while also scoring 11.6 points per contest.
    • Antonio Reeves leads the Wildcats in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Providence Friars Leaders

    • Bryce Hopkins sits atop the Friars leaderboards for scoring and rebounding with 16.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
    • Jared Bynum notches more assists than any other Providence teammate with 4.3 per game. He also averages 10 points and grabs 2.5 rebounds per game.
    • Noah Locke is the most prolific from the three-point line for the Friars, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
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