Kentucky Wildcats (7-1) at Seton Hall Pirates (5-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 8, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates +6 -- Over/Under: 145.5
The Kentucky Wildcats and Seton Hall Pirates meet Saturday in college basketball action at Madison Square Garden.
The Kentucky Wildcats look for another victory to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 84.4 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 15.9 points and 1.5 assists while Reid Travis is averaging 14.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Herro is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kentucky Wildcats are allowing 39.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won five of their last seven non-home games.
The Seton Hall Pirates look for a statement victory after winning four of their last five games. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 72.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Myles Powell is averaging 22.4 points and 2.3 assists while Michael Nzei is averaging 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds. Sandro Mamukelashvili is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Quincy McKnight is dishing 2.6 assists. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Seton Hall Pirates have won three straight non-home games.
The Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games, 31-15-5 ATS in their last 51 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big East. The Pirates are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 overall. The under is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 overall.
We all know the story with the Kentucky Wildcats, one of the more talented teams in the country and is going to be a favorite majority of the season. However, the Seton Hall Pirates are a scrappy bunch with really good guard play, and they usually play their best on the big stage. We saw Seton Hall go toe-to-toe with Louisville a few days ago and win the Wooden Legacy. Seton Hall has some roughriders who get up for games like this and has enough firepower to compete. I'm taking the points with the Seton Hall Pirates.