Seton Hall vs. DePaul - 2/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (10-15) at Seton Hall Pirates (17-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Big East conference college basketball action as the DePaul Blue Demons take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Sunday afternoon.
The DePaul Blue Demons will look to rebound after losing 10 of their last 13 games following a heartbreaking 77-76 loss to St. John’s in their last outing. Eli Cain led DePaul with 19 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 3 threes with a team-high 11 assists for the double-double, while Marin Maric came 2nd with 15 points along with a team-high 9 rebounds. Max Strus added 14 points and 8 rebounds while Tre’Darius McCallum chipped in 12 points with 7 rebounds and Brandon Cyrus contributed 10 points to round out the scoring for DePaul in the losing effort. Strus leads DePaul with an average of 16.9 points per game while Maric leads the Blue Demons in rebounding with 6.4 rebounds per game and Cain leads with 4.5 assists per game this season. As a team, DePaul is scoring 73.3 points per game on 43.2% shooting from the field, 32.8% from behind the arc and 71.7% from the foul line this season.
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The Seton Hall Pirates could use a win here to snap their current 4 game losing streak following a 102-90 loss to Xavier. Myles Powell led Seton Hall with 30 points on 10 of 20 shooting with 5 threes. Desi Rodriguez added 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 7 rebounds, while Sandro Mamukelashvili added 17 points with 7 boards of his own and Khadeen Carrington added 11 points and a team-high 3 assists. Angel Delgado chipped in 10 points with 6 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for the Pirates in the win, while Jordan Walker added a team-high 5 assists in 13 minutes on the floor.
DePaul is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games against a team with a winning home record while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. Seton Hall is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 conference matchups. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Say what you want about DePaul, but Seton Hall is not playing well enough to warrant laying this kind of number right now. The Blue Demons have actually been solid on the road, and while Seton Hall has a deep and experienced lineup, I think this is simply too many points as DePaul has shown they can hang on the road so I’ll take a shot with DePaul and the points here.