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Seton Hall Pirates vs. Stanford Cardinal - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Stanford Cardinal (5-1) at Seton Hall Pirates (4-1)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm (HP Field House)

The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -4 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Stanford Cardinal take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Sunday evening in Orlando in the 5th place game of the Advocare Invitational.

The Stanford Cardinal look to get back on the right track after defeating the Indiana State Sycamores by a final score of 65-62 to improve to 4-1 and reach the 5th-place game. Leading scorer Reid Travis posted a share for the team-high with 19 points to go along with his game-high 12 rebounds for his 4th double-double of the season. Dorian Pickens matched Travis’ 19 points with 19 of his own on 6 of 11 from the floor with 3 triples and 7 rebounds of his own. Michael Humphrey notched 10 points in just 17 minutes, and Humphrey was the final Cardinal player to hit double figures in the scoring column for Stanford. The aforementioned Reid Travis leads Stanford, averaging a double-double per game, posting team highs with 17.7 points and 10.7 rebounds while Christian Sanders leads the team with 4.2 assists per game. As a team, Stanford is scoring 69.5 points on 43.3% from the field, 33.8% from 3-point range and just 68.5% from the foul line. Where Stanford shines is on the defensive end, where they are in or barely outside of the top-30 in points per game against (61.0 ppg), field goal percentage against (39%), and 3-point percentage against (27.3%).

Seton Hall Pirates vs. Stanford Cardinal - 11/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seton Hall Pirates look to build on their solid start to the year, where the Pirates find themselves at 4-1 following a 90-79 consolation bracket victory over Quinnipiac. Desi Rodriguez led Seton Hall in the game with 23 points and 11 rebounds, his 2nd double-double of the season as he fell 1 rebound shy of a double-double in each of his 2 games prior. Leading scorer Khadeen Carrington put up 17 points on 7 of 16 from the field, while Michael Nzei joined Rodriguez with a double-double of his own, posting 19 points to go along with a game-high 12 boards. Madison Jones and Myles Powell also reach double figures in the game, putting up 11 and 12 points respectively. Khadeen Carrington leads Seton Hall with 22 points per game on 56.9% shooting, while Angel Delgado leads with 10.4 rebounds per game and Madison Jones is the team’s leading passer, dishing out 4.2 helpers per game. As a team, Seton Hall is putting up 86 points per game, the 30th-best mark in the country, on the 19th-best field goal percentage at 51%, while making 37.9% from downtown. Where the Pirates would like to improve is at the foul line where Seton Hall is making just 63.6% of their attempts this season.

Stanford is 0-4 ATS against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Seton Hall is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games.

Neither team has much to play for in this one besides keeping their respective near-perfect record in tact. With that said, This should be a good game from start to finish if both teams play hard to finish the tournament which is why I’ll side with Stanford and the points.

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Stanford Cardinal +4

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