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    2023 NCAA Tournament Providence vs. Kentucky line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Friday's first round matchup

    SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Friday's 2023 NCAA Tournament matchup between the No. 11 seed Providence Friars and the No. 6 seed Kentucky Wildcats
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    Prominent programs face off when the No. 6 seed Kentucky Wildcats meet the No. 11 seed Providence Friars in a 2023 NCAA Tournament matchup at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday. Kentucky is favored by 4 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 143.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).

    Before making any Providence vs. Kentucky picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the 2023 NCAA Tournament 79-53 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,300 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

    The model knows Providence is very efficient on offense. The Friars are in the top 20 of the country in adjusted offensive efficiency, and Providence secures nearly 36% of available offensive rebounds. Providence also produces 22.1 free throw attempts per game and commits a turnover on fewer than 17% of offensive possessions. The model also knows Kentucky has strong defensive metrics in key categories. The Wildcats led the SEC with a 75.5% defensive rebound rate this season, and John Calipari's team has tremendous numbers in opponent shooting. Kentucky allows only 48.3% from 2-point range and 33.1% from 3-point range this season.

    Now, it has set its sights on Providence vs. Kentucky. We can tell you the model is leaning Over on the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

    Who wins Providence vs. Kentucky? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Providence vs. Kentucky spread you should be all over Friday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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