Connecticut Huskies vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut (+1)
Prudential Center is the site where and the Seton Hall Pirates (13-10) will take on the Connecticut Huskies (12-6) on Wednesday. Connecticut opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 136.
Connecticut enters this one with a record of 12-6 this season. They currently have an average of 71.1 points per outing (191st in the country) while hitting 43.6% from the field. The Huskies are connecting on 33.8% from downtown (121 of 358) and 71.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Connecticut is pulling in 37.7 boards per game and has accumulated 227 assists this season, which ranks 269th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Huskies are able to force 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 fouls. They are ranked 35th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 193 conceded this season. The Huskies defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 41.2% (399 of 968) and they surrender 33.2 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 31.2% on three-point shots and they are 47th in college hoops in PPG allowed (64.6).
The Connecticut Huskies played the Marquette Golden Eagles and earned the victory with a final of 80-62 in their last game. Connecticut walked away from the contest having earned a 51.6% FG percentage (33 out of 64) and buried 6 of their 21 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Huskies converted 8 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 12 assists in the matchup as well as creating 14 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of defending, Connecticut let their opponent shoot 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56 shooting. Marquette earned 8 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. In addition, Marquette totaled 28 rebounds (10 offensive, 18 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Marquette shot 66.7% at the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 21 shots. They also made 4 out of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
James Bouknight is someone who played a role for the game. He accumulated 24 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also snagged 2 rebounds. Bouknight shot 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Huskies was R.J. Cole. He had 3 rebounds in his 34 minutes played. He finished the game at 64.3% from the field in this matchup via 9-of-14 (21 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cole accounted for 3 assists.
Seton Hall has a win-loss record of 13-10 for the year. The Pirates are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per game (185th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per game. Seton Hall has earned 1,660 points for the season (72.2 per contest) and they collect 34.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Pirates are shooting 44.8% from the floor, which ranks them 146th in Division 1. The Pirates on defense are ranked 150th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 69.4. They have conceded 12.6 assists and 34.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 146th and 142nd in the nation. The Seton Hall defense gives up 36.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (172 of 470) and opponents are making 74.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (181st in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates took a defeat with a final score of 61-52 against the Butler Bulldogs. The Pirates snagged 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in the matchup. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 2 steals in the matchup. The Bulldogs were called for 9 fouls in the matchup which got the Pirates to the free throw line for 7 shots. They were able to convert 2 of those for a percentage of 28.6%. With respect to shots from downtown, Seton Hall made 6 out of their 27 tries (22.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pirates shot 22 for 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.9%. The Pirates allowed the Bulldogs to knock down 21 out of their 46 tries from the floor which had them at 45.7% for the contest. They shot 25.0% from 3-point land by hitting 4 of 16 and ended up shooting 15 of 16 from the free throw line (93.8%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Seton Hall permitted Butler to snag 31 overall (5 on the offensive side).
Jared Rhoden pitched in for the Pirates in this contest. He converted 6 out of 14 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and added 4 rebounds. Rhoden had 14 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. Someone else who came through for Seton Hall was Sandro Mamukelashvili. He ended up finishing with 1 assist in 35 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 4 of 13 from the floor. Mamukelashvili ended up shooting 30.8% from the floor as well as contributing 11 points and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Connecticut (+1)
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