Seton Hall vs. Wichita State - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (5-4) at Seton Hall Pirates (8-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox HD
The Wichita State Shockers will travel to the Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Wichita State Shockers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 5-4 (0-0 MVC) on the season after defeating the 25th ranked Utah Utes, 67-50, this past Saturday. Wichita State used a strong defensive effort in the 1st half to help build a 33-20 halftime lead and never allowed Utah to get within six points of the lead in the 2nd half. Wichita State shot 44.1% from the field and 40.0% (10-25) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Shockers held the Utes to 41.2% shooting from the field and won the turnover battle by an impressive 19-3 margin. Leading the way for Wichita State was Ron Baker who had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, and a block. On the season, the Shockers have been led by Ron Baker (15.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.6 spg), Fred VanVleet (9.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.2 apg), and Landry Shamet (8.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.7 spg). Offensively, Wichita State is averaging 68.0 ppg on 39.5% shooting from the field and 30.8% shooting from beyond the arc. The Shockers average 7.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.33. Defensively, Wichita State is holding their opponents to an average of 63.0 ppg on 43.4% shooting. The Shockers have a rebound margin of 2.1 and a turnover margin of 6.3.
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The Seton Hall Pirates won their 3rd straight game and improved to 8-2 (0-0 Big East) on the season after defeating the Saint Peter’s Peacocks, 72-46, this past Sunday. Seton Hall went into halftime with a commanding 35-20 lead and never let Saint Peter’s get within double-digits in the 2nd half. Seton Hall was outstanding offensively as they shot 50.0% from the field and 52.6% (10-19) from beyond the arc. The Pirates held the Peacocks to just 32.7% shooting from the field and 18.8% (3-16) from three-point range. Leading the way for Seton Hall was Angel Delgado who had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. On the season, the Pirates have been led by Isaiah Whitehead (15.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.7 apg), Khadeen Carrington (14.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.1 apg), and Angel Delgado (8.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.2 apg). Offensively, Seton Hall is averaging 73.9 ppg on 45.7% shooting from the field and 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. The Pirates average 5.9 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.91. Defensively, Seton Hall is holding their opponents to an average of 63.2 ppg on 41.1% shooting. The Pirates currently have a rebound margin of 5.8 and a turnover margin of 0.5.
The Shockers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big East opponents and 26-10 ATS in their last 36 road games. The Pirates are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 Saturday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 non-conference games.
Wichita State finally has a healthy Fred Van Fleet back in the lineup and although they are still missing Anton Grady due to injury, the Shockers are starting to look the dangerous team that many expected this season. Seton Hall has gotten off to a nice start to their season and although they don’t have a signature win as of yet, has to be happy with their defensive effort they are ranked in the top-40 in the country in opponents PPG. Seton Hall has a great point guard in Isaiah Whitehead, however, I think the Pirates are going to struggle offensively in this one against the Shockers outstanding defense. Overall I think VanVleet and Baker will led the Shockers to a solid road victory in this one. Take Wichita State.