Wichita State vs. Seton Hall - 12/9/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (7-0) at Wichita State Shockers (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates and Wichita State Shockers play Tuesday night at the Charles Koch Arena.
The Seton Hall Pirates are undefeated and will play their first true road game. On the season, Seton Hall is averaging 73.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 59.6 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Sterling Gibbs leads the Pirates with 17.3 points and 1.4 steals while Isaiah Whitehead is averaging 12.6 points and 3.7 assists. Brandon Mobley is the third Seton hall player to average double-digit points and Angel Delgado is grabbing 10.1 rebounds per game. The Seton Hall Pirates are a great offensive team that’s shooting 64.8 percent from the line and 41.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Seton Hall is forcing 19.4 turnovers per contest and is holding teams to 29.5 percent shooting from deep. Seton Hall is also grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game, which is good for 89th in the country.
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The Wichita State Shockers are 5-1 and looking a big win to forget about the loss to Utah. On the season, Wichita State is averaging 73.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and is allowing 57.2 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Ron Baker leads the Shockers with 17.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Fred VanVleet is averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Tekele Cotton is averaging 4.4 rebounds and Darius Carter is shooting 52.9 percent from the field. The Wichita State Shockers are as balanced as any team in the country, shooting 37.9 percent from downtown on offense and forcing 15.4 turnovers per game. Wichita State’s main strength may be its 41.5 rebounds per contest, as seven players are averaging at least three boards.
The Pirates are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Shockers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 38-11-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall.
The Seton Hall Pirates haven't played a team anywhere close to the talent they're going to see against Wichita State. So, while I like what the Pirates are doing, I'm only putting my money on what I've seen and know. The Shockers are too good at home.