Providence Friars (8-3) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (7-4)
December 17, 2022 12:30 pm EDT
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -3.5 / Providence Friars +3.5; Over/Under: +136.5
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The Providence Friars and Seton Hall Pirates meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Prudential Center. The Providence Friars look for their ninth win. The Seton Hall Pirates look for their eighth win.
The Providence Friars are averaging 80.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Bryce Hopkins is averaging 14.9 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Ed Croswell is averaging 11.8 points and 6.6 rebounds. Devin Carter is the third double-digit scorer and Noah Locke is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Providence Friars are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 68.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 60.6 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Al-Amir Dawes is averaging 11.3 points and 1 assist, while Dre Davis is averaging 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Tyrese Samuel is the third double-digit scorer and Tray Jackson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.
The Friars are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. The Pirates are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-0 in Friars last 4 overall. The under is 35-16 in Pirates last 51 overall.
The Seton Hall Pirates are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, but as I’ve said before, the Providence Friars are a team I love in the underdog role. Providence is extremely well coached and is pretty much the same team no matter where the game is. Providence is actually outscoring teams on the road by an average of 0.5 points. Give me the Friars, as they give you a chance each and every night.