Villanova vs. Seton Hall - 1/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (12-2) at Villanova Wildcats (12-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -14.5 -- Over/Under: 139 See the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and the Seton Hall Pirates face off on Wednesday in Big East college basketball action.
The Villanova Wildcats are 12-2 this season and they have won their last four games. Villanova is averaging 78.1 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.9 percent. Josh Hart leads the Wildcats averaging 15.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.9 points, Jalen Brunson is averaging 11.7 points, and Daniel Ochefu is averaging 10.4 points and 7.9 rebounds. Villanova has crushed their first two Big East opponents this year.
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The Seton Hall Pirates are 12-2 this season and they have won their last seven games. SHU is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Isaiah Whitehead is averaging 15.1 points to lead the Pirates. Khadeen Carrington is averaging 13.9 points, Desi Rodriguez is averaging 12.4 points, and Angel Delgado is averaging 9.7 points and 10.3 rebounds. Seton Hall has the look of a NCAA Tournament team but this is a huge test for them.
Villanova is 39-14 against the spread in their last 53 home games, 40-17 against the spread against the Big East, and 38-16-1 against the spread in their last 55 games. Seton Hall is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 3-8-1 against the spread against the Big East, and 4-1 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
This is a monster spread and while this isn’t the first big game for Villanova I still see Seton hall putting up a fight and that is all they need to do getting this big number.