Providence is off to a 1-1 start on the season after beating Houston Baptist at Alumni Hall and losing at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to 14th-ranked Minnesota on Monday night as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Friars are technically 0-1 ATS on the early season because their season opening game against Houston Baptist wasn’t consistently lined in Vegas and they failed to cover as 2 or 2.5 point favorites against Minnesota. This game against Washington is being played on a neutral floor at Madison Square Garden as part of the 2017 2K Classic. The scheduled tip is 9:30pm on ESPN2 but the ultimate starting time will be determined by when the 7:00pm game featuring Virginia Tech and Saint Louis finishes up.
Kenpom has this game as Providence winning, 81-70, and he gives Washington a 17% chance of winning.
The oddsmakers have weighed in on this matchup that tips at 9:30pm on Thursday:
|Prov -450/Wash +350|
Stay tuned for updates as the line moves.
Betting Notes of Interest
- Providence is 0-1 ATS this season
- The Over is 1-0 in Providence games this season
- Washington is 2-0 ATS this season
- The Over is 1-1 in Washington games this season
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