Villanova Wildcats (22-7) at Seton Hall Pirates (21-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -4.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Villanova Wildcats and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in Big East conference college basketball action from the Prudential Center on Wednesday night.
The Villanova Wildcats will try to make up ground on Seton Hall atop the Big East standings, sitting two games back at 11-5 with a 58-54 loss to Providence last time out. Saddiq Bey leads Villanova in scoring with 15.9 PPG while Collin Gillespie is 2nd in scoring and tops in assists with 15.4 PPG and 4.5 APG this season. Justin Moore has 11.1 PPG and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has 10.5 PPG and a team-high 9.4 RPG. Jermaine Samuels also has 10.4 PPG for the Wildcats this season. As a team, Villanova is averaging 73.1 points on 43.8% shooting from the field, 35.6% from 3-point range and 76.6% from the foul line this season. Villanova is 7-3 straight up and 6-3-1 against the spread on the road this season.
The Seton Hall Pirates will look to lock up the regular season Big East championship, sitting at 13-5 in conference play after emerging with an 88-79 win over Marquette in their last outing. Myles Powell leads Seton Hall in scoring with 21.5 PPG while Sandro Mamukelashvili has 11.7 PPG in 18 games. Quincy McKnight has 11.6 PPG and a team-high 5.4 APG this season. Jared Rhoden also has 9.2 PPG and 6.6 RPG this season. As a team, Seton Hall is averaging 75.1 points on 44.7% shooting from the field, 33% from 3-point range and 73.1% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.2 points on 39.3% shooting from the field and 30.5% from 3-point range this season. Seton Hall is 11-3 straight up and 9-5 against the spread at home this season.
The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I strongly considered Villanova and the points here as the underdog’s had a lot of success in this matchup and Jay Wright isn’t a coach I’m really trying to go against in March. However, a win would be massive for Seton Hall as the Pirates would lock up the regular season title and the top-seed in the conference. I just think the Pirates come out focused and ready to get the job done in this one, so I’ll lay the points with Seton Hall here