Florida Gators vs. Seton Hall Pirates - 11/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (3-0) at Florida Gators (4-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 8:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Florida Gators -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
A pair of undefeateds square off at the HP Field House as part of the Advocare invitational as the Seton Hall Pirates take on the Florida Gators.
The Seton Hall Pirates won their 3rd consecutive game to start the year as they defeated Iowa by a final score of 91-83. Khadeen Carrington added to his team-leading points per game total by putting up 20 points on 9 of 18 from the field with a 3-pointer, however he struggled to find his touch at the foul line just making 1 of 6 attempts. Desi Rodriguez flirted with a double-double, putting up 25 points on 9 of 19 shooting, with a pair of 3s and 5 makes in 10 trips to the charity stripe while pulling down 9 rebounds. Myles Powell was the final member of the trio that put up 20+ points as he scored a team-high 26 points on 9 of 14, including 5 of 7 from downtown and a perfect 3 for 3 at the foul line. Angel Delgado fell just 1 rebound shy of his 3rd straight double-double to start the year, as he made just 2 of 6 from the floor and 5 of 6 from the line to finish with 9 points and 11 rebounds. Outside of those 4 players, the rest of the Pirates scored just 11 points. As a team, Seton Hall is scoring 88 points per game on 54.2% from the field, the 8th-best field goal percentage in the country, with the 27th-best 3-point percentage at 41.8%. Where Seton Hall is dying to improve is at the foul line, where they post the 5th-worst percentage in all of D-I at just 56.6%.
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The Florida Gators improved to 4-0 with a 78-61 win over the Belmont Bruins. Canyon Berry led all Gators with 17 points on 6 of 9 from the field, with a 3-pointer and a perfect 4 for 4 from the foul line. Barry was part of a group of 4 Gators who posted double figures in the win, with KeVaughn Allen following behind with 14 points on 4 of 9 from the floor with a pair of 3s and also 4 for 4 from the foul line. John Egbunu fell just 2 rebounds shy of a double-double with 12 points, making all 4 of his shot attempts and 4 makes on 6 trips to the foul line. Rounding out the core was Devin Robinson, who posted 11 points on 4 of 9 with a 3-pointer of his own and a pair of free throws for his trouble. As a team, Florida is scoring 76.8 points per game on 42% shooting from the field, including 32.1% from beyond the arc and 75.2% from the free throw line.
Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the SEC and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games while the under is 10-2 in their last 12 non-conference games. Florida is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. the Big East and 5-2 ATS I their last 7 non-conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 neutral site games.
You guys know how I feel about neutral site games, as anything can happen. With that said, I think this is way too many points to give to a Seton Hall team that can really put the ball in the hoop, and has played the higher quality of competition to this point of the season.
Give me Seton Hall and the points in a game the Pirates could win outright.