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Seton Hall vs. DePaul - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

DePaul Blue Demons (6-7) at Seton Hall Pirates (11-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 11:00 am (Prudential Center)

The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports 1

The DePaul Blue Demons will travel to the Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates this Saturday morning in College Basketball action.

The DePaul Blue Demons dropped to 6-7 (0-1 Big East) on the season after being defeated by the Georgetown Hoyas, 70-58, this past Wednesday. DePaul played Georgetown tough early but allowed the Hoyas to go on an 8-0 run early in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back for the victory. DePaul shot 38.9% from the field and struggled from the FT line hitting just 13 of 24 FT’s. The Blue Demons held the Hoyas to 38.2% shooting from the field and 43.5% (10-23) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for DePaul was Billy Garrett Jr. who had 21 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal. On the season the Blue Demons have been led by Billy Garrett Jr. (14.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.8 apg), Myke Henry (13.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.4 apg), and Tommy Hamilton IV (9.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg). Offensively, DePaul is averaging 69.8 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field and 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. The Blue Demons are averaging 5.5 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.88. Defensively, DePaul is allowing their opponents to average 70.8 ppg on 40.5% shooting from the field. The Blue Demons have a rebound margin of 1.8 and a turnover margin of -1.8.

Seton Hall vs. DePaul - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seton Hall Pirates won their 6th straight game and improved to 11-2 (1-0 Big East) after an impressive 83-63 victory over the Marquette Golden Eagles this past Wednesday. Seton Hall was down 40-39 at halftime but used a strong defensive effort in the 2nd half to outscore the Golden Eagles by a 44-23 margin and get the win. Seton Hall shot 43.5% from the field and 50.0% (5-10) from three-point range. The Pirates held the Golden Eagles to shoot 37.5% from the field and outrebounded Marquette by a 49-33 margin. Leading the way for Seton Hall Khadeen Carrington who had a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals. On the season, the Pirates have been led by Isaiah Whitehead (14.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.2 spg), Khadeen Carrington (13.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Angel Delgado (9.5 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.0 bpg). Offensively, Seton Hall is averaging 74.5 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc. The Pirates average 5.9 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 0.96. Defensively, Seton Hall is holding their opponents to an average of 63.1 ppg on 40.2% shooting from the field. The Pirates have a rebound margin of 5.3 and a turnover margin of 1.1.

The Blue Demons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. The Pirates are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.

The DePaul Blue Demons picked up a huge win recently defeating the George Washington Colonials by 21 points at home, but DePaul still has lost 4 of their last 5 games as they still are struggling at times on the defensive end. Seton Hall put together a great showing against the Golden Eagles and has really been great on the defensive end this season ranking 28th in the country in scoring defense. The Pirates have been great at home this season and as they are more of a well-rounded team, I think the Pirates will be able to cover this spread at home. Take Seton Hall to cover.

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