Villanova Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/7/14
Seton Hall Pirates (13-9) at Villanova Wildcats (20-2)
College Basketball: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -12.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports Net
The Villanova Wildcats and the Seton Hall Pirates face off on Friday in Big East college basketball.
The Villanova Wildcats have won four games in a row and at 8-1 in conference play they are tied for first place in the standings. Villanova is ranked sixth in the nation and they are 10-1 at home this season. James Bell leads the Wildcats averaging 15.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. JayVaughn Pinkston is averaging 14.7 points and 5.7 rebounds, Darrun Hilliard is averaging 13.7 points, and Ryan Arcdiacono is averaging 9.7 points. Villanova is averaging 80.9 points and they are shooting 46.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Villanova is looking for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament if they can continue their strong play.
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The Seton Hall Pirates have won two of their last three games but they have struggled to put wins together. SHU is 4-5 in the Big East, 5-4 on the road this season, and 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Sterling Gibbs leads the Pirates averaging 14.8 points per game. Fuquan Edwin is averaging 13.4 points, Brian Oliver is averaging 12.5 points, and Gene Teague is averaging 10.5 points and 8.4 rebounds. Seton Hall is averaging 75.5 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Seton Hall lost by 16 at home on January 8th in the first meeting of these two.
Villanova is 17-5 against the spread in their last 22 home games, 6-2 against the spread against the Big East, and 24-8 against the spread following a win. Seton Hall is 5-1 against the spread against the Big East, 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 road games, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The underdog has covered the spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
My free in this game is going to be on the total sand at 142.5 I am on the over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well s on the App.
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