Thursday, February 25, 2016
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The Providence Friars travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 6-3. They are 13-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-10. The Pirates have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 9-16 and they are 17-8 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kris Dunn averages 17.3 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.6 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Isaiah Whitehead averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Khadeen Carrington averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Providence averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 138th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 266th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 286th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game which ranks them 106th and 38th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 124th with 12.2 per game. The Friars allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 143rd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 236th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 193rd place in the country. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the Division 1.
Seton Hall averages 73.7 points per game this year which ranks them 148th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 161st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 189th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 146th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 236th with 13.4 per game. The Pirates allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 34th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 195th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the nation. The Pirates force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in college basketball.
The Friars average 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.3 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 103.6 and they assist on 63% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.8%. The Friars give up 72.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 74 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.3 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 104.2 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Seton Hall turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.2%. The Pirates give up 65.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-13 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 16-10 against the over/under
Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 17-8 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-16 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
02/24/16 G Kris Dunn Illness "?" Thursday vs. Seton Hall
Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Providence
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