College Basketball Picks: By the Numbers

Providence Friars

Monday, January 16, 2017 4:46 PM GMT

Historical trends and scenarios can often tell us great deal about how teams will fare in certain situations. Let’s review three key matchups and get an edge in our college basketball picks for Monday night.

Seton Hall vs. Villanova

  • Seton Hall is 12-5 straight up and 6-9 ATS this season.

  • Seton Hall is 5-5 straight up and 3-6 ATS on the road.

  • Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS in their last six games as an underdog of 13 or greater.

  • Seton Hall is 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight Monday games.

  • Seton Hall is 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following an ATS loss.

  • Villanova is 17-1 straight up and 10-6 ATS this season.

  • Villanova is 8-0 straight up and 5-2 ATS at home this season.

  • Villanova is 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games as a home favorite of 13 or greater.

The college basketball odds makers have installed the Wildcats as 14-point favorites but the last three games between these two schools have been decided by an average of just four points with Seton Hall winning on a neutral court in their last meeting back in March. The Pirates look like the sharp side here.

Free College Basketball Pick: Seton Hall +14 

Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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Syracuse vs. North Carolina

  • Syracuse is 11-7 straight up and 6-7 ATS this season.

  • Syracuse is 0-5 straight up and ATS on the road this season.

  • Syracuse is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.

  • Syracuse is 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a straight up win.

  • North Carolina is 16-3 straight up and 10-8 ATS this season.

  • North Carolina is 9-0 straight up and 6-2 ATS at home this season.

  • North Carolina is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games.

  • North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite of 13 or greater.

The last time these teams met was in April and if you laid the 10 points in your college basketball picks then you cashed a ticket as the Heels drew away to an 83-66 victory in April on a neutral court. North Carolina is rolling and should cover the 14 ½ point impost.

Free College Basketball Pick: North Carolina -14 ½ 

Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Providence vs. Georgetown

  • Providence is 12-7 straight up and 10-9 ATS this season.

  • Providence is 1-6 straight up and 3-4 ATS on the road this season.

  • Providence is 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a road underdog.

  • Georgetown is 10-8 straight up and 5-11 ATS this season.

  • Georgetown is 7-4 straight up and 2-7 ATS at home this season.

  • Georgetown is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games.

  • Georgetown is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss.

  • Georgetown is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite of 0.5-6.5.

The Friars have defeated the Hoyas five consecutive times and are 4-1 ATS in those meetings. The home cooking has not been kind to Georgetown backers this season having gone 2-7 against the number which is why we will grab the points with the road dog here.

Free College Basketball Pick: Providence +6 ½ 

Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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