DePaul Blue Demons vs. Seton Hall Pirates - 2/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (15-6) at DePaul Blue Demons (11-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Seton Hall Pirates will travel to Allstate Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The Seton Hall Pirates improved to 15-6 (5-4 Big East) on the season after defeating the Xavier Musketeers 90-82 this past Saturday. Seton Hall shot 45.9% from the field and 37.5% (9-24) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Pirates was Sterling Gibbs who had 22 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists. Seton Hall is ranked 35th in the RPI Standings and has played the 68th ranked SOS. On the season, the Pirates have been led by Sterling Gibbs (17.0 ppg, 4.0 apg) and Isaiah Whitehead (12.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 spg). Offensively, Seton Hall is averaging 71.0 ppg (ranked 95th) on 43.5% shooting (ranked 173rd). The Pirates average 7.0 three-pointers per game (ranked 91st) on 35.1% three-point shooting (ranked 137th). Defensively, Seton Hall is holding their opponents to an average of 64.7 ppg (ranked 142nd) on 40.9% shooting (ranked 98th). The Pirates are holding teams to 26.0% shooting from beyond the arc (ranked 1st) and average 37.33 total rpg (ranked 55th).
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The DePaul Blue Demons lost their 3rd straight game and dropped to 11-12 (5-5 Big East) on the season after losing 68-55 to the 7th ranked Villanova Wildcats this past Saturday. DePaul shot 34.8% (8-23) from beyond the arc and was outrebounded by Villanova by a 35-18 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Blue Demons was Billy Garrett Jr. who had 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 8 assists. DePaul is ranked 133rd in the RPI Standings and has played the 99th ranked SOS. On the season, the Blue Demons have been led by Billy Garrett Jr.(13.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg) and Myke Henry (12.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg). Offensively, DePaul is averaging 71.7 ppg (ranked 83rd) on 44.3% shooting (ranked 133rd). The Blue Demons average 8.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 31st) on 36.5% three-point shooting (ranked 83rd). Defensively, DePaul is allowing their opponents to average 73.6 ppg (ranked 323rd) on 45.8% shooting (ranked 302nd). The Blue Demons are pulling down 30.83 total rpg (ranked 318th) and have a rebound margin of -4.5 (ranked 325th).
The Pirates are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. win and 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Blue Demons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Seton Hall got back a huge part of their team in Isaiah Whitehead who looked good coming off the bench in their recent win. DePaul has one of the better offensives in the Big East however, their defensive has really struggled all season. With Isaiah Whitehead back in the line-up for Seton Hall, I think they are one of the best teams in the Big East and I think that they’ll pull away in the second half to cover this small spread. Take Seton Hall to cover.