Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/8/2020
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova -3
The Seton Hall Pirates travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Villanova Wildcats on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Villanova as 3 point favorites.
Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 65.5 per game. Villanova has an overall mark of 17-5. They are averaging 74.0 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 14-7-1 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-11-2 against the over/under
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-10-3 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
02/05/20 G Bryan Antoine Quad is questionable
Quincy McKnight averages 11.3 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Myles Powell comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Saddiq Bey averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Collin Gillespie averages 15.9 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 289th, and they give up 10.9 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the NCAA. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in the nation. Seton Hall averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 96th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 221st in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 89th and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 145th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 66.9 points per contest, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 248th and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 150th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 128th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 47th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Villanova is 105th in the country with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 147th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 74th in the nation. They are 166th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 64th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Wildcats are 337th in turnovers per game with 10.8.
The Pirates are 132nd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.7. In terms of pace they are 68th in the country with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 119th. As a team they are 117th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 120th in Division 1. Seton Hall is 176th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 36th. They are 275th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 75th. As a unit they are 66th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Villanova college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Villanova -3
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