Villanova at Seton Hall NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 2.5 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 17-12. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 19-11-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-19-1 against the over/under
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 13-16-0 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-18-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Paschall averages 16.6 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Myles Cale averages 10.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Myles Powell averages 22.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 206th place in the NCAA. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 74th in the nation. Villanova averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 190th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 136th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 183rd and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 320th with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 181st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 110th and 121st in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest, and 242nd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 268th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game. Seton Hall is 143rd in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 174th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 299th in the nation. They are 180th in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game and 166th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Pirates are 180th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Wildcats are 20th in the nation in offensive rating with 113. In terms of pace they are 330th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 69th. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 54% of their shots, ranking 2nd in Division 1. Villanova is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 198th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 186th. They are 119th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 223rd. As a unit they are 206th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 244th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seton Hall +2.5
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