The Seton Hall Pirates and Villanova Wildcats meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Wells Fargo Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Seton Hall Pirates Betting Preview
The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 69.1 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 64.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Al-Amir Dawes is averaging 12.3 points and 1.6 assists, while Tyrese Samuel is averaging 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kadary Richmond is the third double-digit scorer and Dre Davis is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game.
The Villanova Wildcats Betting Preview
The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 70.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Caleb Daniels is averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Eric Dixon is averaging 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. Cam Whitmore is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Slater is dishing 1.5 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.
Seton Hall vs Villanova Trends
The Pirates are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Wildcats are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 7-2 in Pirates last 9 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall. The road team is 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Villanova Wildcats are getting the benefit of the doubt because they're at home, but one could argue Seton Hall has been the better team this season. Seton Hall also loses on the road by an average of just 1.2 points. Villanova is 3-6 ATS at home and 9-15 ATS on the season. I'll take a shot with Seton Hall and the points.