Seton Hall at Villanova College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/4/2018
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Seton Hall Pirates travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, February 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 13 point favorites.
Seton Hall comes into this game with an overall record of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 70.0 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 21-1. They are averaging 88.3 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 18.8.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-11 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 12-10 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 14-7 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 14-8 against the over/under this year
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/29/17 F Jermaine Samuels Hand is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Phil Booth Hand is out indefinitely
Myles Powell averages 14.5 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Desi Rodriguez averages 17.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Mikal Bridges averages 16.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jalen Brunson averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 70.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 107th and 80th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 119th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 87th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in college basketball. Seton Hall averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 70th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 57th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 107th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 40th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 117th with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 112th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 155th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 74th with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 198th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season. Villanova is 3rd in Division 1 with 88.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 18.8. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the nation. They are 202nd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game and 19th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Wildcats are 342nd in turnovers per game with 10.4.
The Pirates are 71st in the country in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 80th. They are 93rd in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 101st. As a unit they are 119th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in D-1. Seton Hall is 156th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 82nd in the country.
Villanova is 348th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 115th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 97th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.5, and their offensive rating of 125.1 is ranked 1st. They are 156th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Villanova -13
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