Connecticut Huskies (10-3) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (10-3)
January 8, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -3.5 / Connecticut Huskies +3.5; Over/Under: -136.5
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The UConn Huskies and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college hoops action from the Prudential Center on Saturday afternoon.
The UConn Huskies will look to build on their 78-70 win over Marquette last time out. R.J. Cole leads UConn in scoring with 16.3 PPG as well as in assists with 4.7 APG while Adama Sanogo has 14.6 PPG with 5.8 RPG but is currently questionable with an injury. Tyrese Martin has 14.4 PPG and 7.2 RPG to make up the scoring in double figures for UConn so far this season while Tyler Polley has 8.8 PPG and Andre Jackson has a team-high 8 RPG as well this season. As a team, UConn is averaging 79.3 PPG on 43.9% shooting from the field, 33.9% from three and 74.2% from the foul line while allowing 62.3 PPG on 38.4% shooting from the field and 32.3% from three this season.
The Seton Hall Pirates will try to build on a 71-56 win over Butler last time out. Jared Rhoden leads the Pirates in scoring and rebounding with 16.4 PPG with 7.2 RPG while Bryce Aiken has 12.2 PPG with 2.4 APG and Tyrese Samuel has 10.8 PPG with 6.9 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Seton Hall so far this season. Alexis Yetna has 9.8 PPG with 7 RPG and Myles Cale has 9 PPG and 4.1 RPG while Kadary Richmond has a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Pirates in the assist department. As a team, Seton Hall is averaging 77.2 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 31.6% from three and 76.2% from the foul line while allowing 62.9 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field and 26.2% from three this season.
UConn is 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Seton Hall is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games while the under is 12-5 in their last 17 games overall.
I get why Seton Hall’s favored at home, but the Huskies, despite a long layoff, have used their time to get healthy and I think they’re ready and raring to go here. Seton Hall is a team I’ve loved backing for much of the season, but I think even I have my times where I have to jump off in certain spots, so I’ll take the Huskies and the points in this one.