Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+1.5)
The Seton Hall Pirates (10-8) go to Gampel Pavilion on Saturday where they'll meet the Connecticut Huskies (8-3). Seton Hall opens this game as 1.5-point underdogs. The total opens at 133.
Seton Hall comes into this matchup with a record of 10-8 on the campaign. They average 74.2 points per outing (127th in D-1) while shooting 46.0% from the field. The Pirates are shooting 33.0% from downtown (125 of 379) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seton Hall is collecting 34.8 boards per game and has earned 245 dimes for the season, which ranks 73rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Pirates are forcing 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 296th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 242 conceded so far this season. The Pirates are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.7% (468 of 1,071) and they relinquish 33.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 202nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.0).
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against the Providence Friars and walked away with a win by a score of 60-43 in their last contest. Seton Hall finished having earned a 39.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 59) and converted 4 out of their 24 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pirates converted 10 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Concerning pulling down boards, they collected a total of 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 12 assists in the matchup as well as getting 9 steals and 4 blocks. In the matter of the defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to go 39.0% from the field on 23 of 59 shooting. Providence earned 9 assists and had 4 steals for the game. On top of that, the Friars pulled down 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Providence went 37.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 3 of 8 attempts. They knocked down 6 of 18 attempts from distance.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is a player who was a contributor for the game. He ended up walking away with 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He played for 36 minutes and also snagged 7 rebounds. Mamukelashvili shot 50.0% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this contest for the Pirates was Myles Cale. He collected 6 boards and earned 2 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the floor for the game by going 7-of-14 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Cale saw the court for 36 minutes.
Connecticut has a mark of 8-3 on the season. Connecticut has accounted for 784 pts so far this year (71.3 per contest) and they collect 38.3 rebounds per contest. The Huskies are committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 70.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Huskies are shooting 42.9% from the field, which ranks them 250th in the nation. They are assisting teammates 13.1 times per game (179th in D-1) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per contest. The Huskies defensively are ranked 31st in college basketball in points given up per game with 63.0. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.6% from the field (103rd in college hoops). The Connecticut defense gives up 30.7% on shots from 3-point land (61 of 199) and their opponents are making 68.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 10.3 dimes and 32.4 boards per game, which is 29th and 64th in college basketball.
When they last stepped on the court, the Connecticut Huskies walked away with a victory by a final of 63-51 when they faced the Butler Bulldogs. The Huskies pulled down 29 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in this game. They rejected 9 attempts while earning 6 steals in the game. The Bulldogs had 13 fouls for this game which took the Huskies to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning shots from distance, Connecticut knocked down 7 of their 14 attempts (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Huskies shot 24 out of 48 from the floor which had them at 50.0%. The Huskies permitted the Bulldogs to make 20 out of their 58 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 34.5% in the game. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 out of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 4 out of 4 from the free throw line (100.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Connecticut permitted Butler to snag 27 in all (6 offensive).
Tyrese Martin ended up being important for the Huskies for this contest. He made 7 of 9 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 77.8%, which got him 20 points. Martin snagged 6 rebounds in his 31 mins and accumulated 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Connecticut was R.J. Cole. He ended up with 11 points in 29 minutes played via 4 of 7 shooting in the matchup. Cole walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor as well as totaling 5 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seton Hall (+1.5)
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