Villanova vs. Seton Hall - 2/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (15-10) at Villanova Wildcats (23-2)
College Basketball: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -16.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Seton Hall Pirates and Villanova Wildcats meet Monday night at The Pavilion.
The Seton Hall Pirates hope to snap a four-game skid and win their third ranked game. On the season, Seton Hall is averaging 69.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting and is allowing 65.8 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Sterling Gibbs is averaging 16.9 points and 3.8 assists while Isaiah Whitehead is averaging 12.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Angel Delgado is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Brandon Mobley is shooting 42.2 percent from the field. The Seton Hall Pirates have five players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 66 percent from the line and 35 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Seton Hall is allowing 26.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last nine games.
The Villanova Wildcats have won six straight and are chasing a Big East title. On the season, Villanova is averaging 74.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 60.4 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Darrun Hilliard II is averaging 14.1 points and three rebounds while Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 10 points and 3.7 assists. Josh Hart is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and JayVaughn Pinkston is shooting 42.1 percent from the field. The Villanova Wildcats have six players averaging at least nine points, and they’re shooting 70.8 percent from the line and 37.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Villanova is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in six straight games.
The Pirates are 21-10 ATS in their last 31 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS win. The Wildcats are 26-9 ATS in their last 35 home games and 38-16 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Pirates are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The Pirates have been great at covering the number on the road, while the Wildcats have been even better at covering the number at home. Something has to give. Consdiering Seton Hall has won the last two meetings, including the one last month, I'll gladly take the truckload of free points here.