Louisville vs. Seton Hall - 12/3/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (6-1) at Louisville Cardinals (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates and the #17 Louisville Cardinals face off in a college basketball matchup on Sunday afternoon as part of the Billy Minardi Classic.
The Seton Hall Pirates come into this one looking to build on their strong 6-1 start to the season, including an 89-79 win over Texas Tech last time out. Desi Rodriguez led the team with 24 points on 7 of 16 shooting with 3 triples, a 7 for 7 mark from the free throw line with a team-high 7 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists. Myles Powell came 2nd with 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting with 4 threes and 4 assists of his own, while Khadeen Carrington added 16 points and Angel Delgado chipped in 12 points with 3 steals and 3 blocks in the win. Rodriguez leads the team in scoring this season with an average of 18.7 points per game while Delgado leads the team in rebounding with 8.7 rebounds per game and Carrington is the team’s leading assist man with 4.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Seton Hall is scoring 80.9 points per game on 49.1% shooting from the field, 38% from behind the arc and 64.1% from the foul line this season.
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The #17 Louisville Cardinals will try to bounce back from their first loss of the year, a 66-57 loss to Purdue to fall to 4-1 this season. V.J. King led the team with 17 points on 5 of 11 shooting with a pair of threes and 6 rebounds. Deng Adel came 2nd with 13 points with a pair of steals and Anas Mahmoud added 11 points and 8 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for the Cardinals in the losing effort. Raymond Spalding added 8 points with a team-high 9 rebounds and 3 steals, while Quentin Snider added a team-high 6 assists in the loss. Adel leads the team in scoring with an average of 16.6 points per game while Spalding is the team’s top rebounder with 9.2 rebounds per game and Snider is the team’s leading assist man, dishing out 4.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Louisville is scoring 76.8 points per game on 43.5% shooting from the field, 33.3% from behind the arc and 79.4% from the foul line this season.
Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 37-18 ATS in their last 55 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 non-conference games. Louisville is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. Seton Hall is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Louisville is holding teams to just 35.7% shooting from the field this season, the 5th-lowest percentage in the country. The problem is, Seton Hall has had no problems lighting up the scoreboard against one of the best defensive units through the first month of the season, just ask Texas Tech. Seton Hall is very well coached and extremely balanced and are a big physical team that can shoot the rock like the same Purdue team that just beat Louisville last time out. Plus, the Cardinals have had troubles covering the number as of late and on their home court no less where teams usually do their best work. I think Seton Hall will be ready for this one and cover the spread and get a surprising road win in this one.