KEY FACTS: Both teams got wiped out of their conference tourneys in the first round. The Friars are icy cold, having lost four of their last five. Kentucky plays fast and averages 78.1 points. Providence ranks 293rd in 3-point attempts, which could be an issue if the Friars fall behind.
TRENDING: Providence is 0-3 lifetime against Big Blue. Both teams favor the Under ↘️, which is 6-2 in Providence’s last eight tournament games.
INSIGHT: More than 65% of our spread handle is on Kentucky.
PointsBet roundball expert Kazeem 'Kaz' Famuyide, college sports guru Lucy Rohden and Hustle editor Teddy Greenstein might need a four-leaf clover.
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Arizona State (+175 moneyline) vs. TCU
“A ‘First Four’ four team has advanced to the Rounds of 32 in 10 of 11 years. I like Bobby Hurley and ASU to be that team.”
Drake +3 vs. Miami (-110)
“I like Drake – the music and the school. The Bulldogs are experienced and their youngest contributor (Tucker DeVries) is their best player.”
Pitt +5 vs. Iowa State (-110)
“Me? Trust Iowa State? Never.”
TCU -4.5 vs. Arizona State (-110)
“I didn’t trust ASU before and it cost me. But here’s the thing … I never learn my lesson!! Round 2!”
VCU +4 vs. Saint Mary's (-110)
"The Gaels' confidence could be shaken after getting drilled by Gonzaga last week. VCU has a steals wizard in Adrian 'Ace' Baldwin."
Pitt 1H (+140 moneyline) vs. Iowa State
"I like the Panthers to come out strong off their 'First Four' win. The Cyclones' 'D' locks in for the second half."
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