Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats head to Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 25-2 and a road record of 7-2. They are 14-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-18. The Pirates have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.3 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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Khadeen Carrington averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Desi Rodriguez averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Villanova averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 68th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 90th in the country. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game which ranks them 252nd and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 213th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 221st in Division 1.
Seton Hall averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 138th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 138th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 208th in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 4th and 241st respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 249th with 14 per game. The Pirates allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 117th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 75th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 113th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 83rd place in the nation. The Pirates force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 75.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 117.4 and they assist on 54.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.6%. The Wildcats give up 65.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Pirates score 79.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.8 points per game. The Pirates have a rating on offense of 104.4 and 46.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Seton Hall turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.5%. The Pirates give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 14-13 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-18 against the over/under
Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 10-12 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-13 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
02/17/17 F Darryl Reynolds Ribs "?" Saturday vs. Seton Hall
02/11/17 F Tim Delaney Hip out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
12/22/16 F Myles Carter Disciplinary has been dismissed
02/09/17 F Veer Singh Personal left the team
02/08/17 G Jevon Thomas Personal left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova +6.5
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