Seton Hall vs Villanova Big East Championship Free Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 3/11/2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Seton Hall Pirates travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 22-8 and a road record of 7-4. They are 21-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-17. The Wildcats have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 16-14 and they are 15-15 against the spread.
Isaiah Whitehead comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Khadeen Carrington averages 14.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Seton Hall. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Josh Hart averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Kris Jenkins averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Seton Hall averages 74.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 128th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 123rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 145th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 146th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 13.5 per game. The Pirates allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in the Division 1.
Villanova averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 59th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 43rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 191st in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 186th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 41st with 11.1 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 105th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in college basketball.
The Pirates average 74.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 105.7 and they assist on 51.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Seton Hall turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.3%. The Pirates give up 68.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 113.7 and 61.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.6%. The Wildcats give up 60.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 21-9 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 12-17 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 15-15 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 16-14 against the over/under
Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/19/15 G Donte DiVincenzo Foot out indefinitely
11/10/15 F Tim Delaney Hip out indefinitely
03/11/16 F Daniel Ochefu Ankle "?" Friday vs. Providence
Guy's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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