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Villanova vs. Seton Hall - 2/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Seton Hall Pirates (17-5) at Villanova Wildcats (21-1)
Date & Time Sunday February 4, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -13 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FOX
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NCAA BB | Seton Hall Pirates (17-5) at Villanova Wildcats (21-1)
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The Seton Hall Pirates and Villanova Wildcats meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Seton Hall Pirates look for a statement win after splitting their last six games. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 78.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Desi Rodriguez is averaging 17.3 points and five rebounds while Myles Powell is averaging 14.5 points and 2.7 assists. Khadeen Carrington is the third double-digit scorer and Angel Delgado is grabbing 12.1 rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Seton Hall Pirates have split their last six road games.

The Villanova Wildcats look to keep the ball rolling while building on their eight-game winning streak. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 88.3 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Jalen Brunson is averaging 19.4 points and 4.9 assists while Mikal Bridges is averaging 16.9 points and 5.9 rebounds. Donte DiVincenzo is the third double-digit scorer and Phil Booth is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since February 22 of last year.

The Pirates are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

It's always a bit risky laying big chalk in early games, as you tend to see sloppy and sluggish play. Heck, you saw it yesterday with Duke losing to St. Johns outright as a big road favorite. With that said, the Villanova Wildcats have given you no reason to fade them this season, as they've been money both SU and ATS. Villanova is also outscoring teams by 20.2 points at home this season while shooting nearly 52 percent from the field. Villanova is a machine right now. Give me the blowout win.

Pick:
Villanova Wildcats -13

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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