Seton Hall Pirates vs Providence Friars Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Alumni Hall in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+1)
The Providence Friars (9-8) host the Seton Hall Pirates (9-8) at Alumni Hall on Wednesday. Providence opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 143.5.
Seton Hall enters this game with a win-loss record of 9-8 on the season. They average 75.1 points per outing (104th in college basketball) while hitting 46.4% from the field. The Pirates are shooting 34.1% on shots from beyond the arc (121 of 355) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seton Hall is pulling in 34.8 rebounds per game and has earned 233 assists this season, which is 81st in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per game and as a team they commit 16.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Pirates are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 19.2 fouls. They rank 303rd in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 233 relinquished on the campaign. The Pirates defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (451 of 1,021) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 38.4% on shots from downtown and they rank 248th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (72.6).
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against the Villanova Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 80-72 in their last game. Seton Hall ended the contest having earned a 43.3% field goal percentage (26 of 60) and buried 8 of their 20 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Pirates made 12 of 14 shots for a rate of 85.7%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned a total of 30 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 11 assists in this contest as well as earning 6 steals and 6 blocks. In terms of defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to shoot 43.3% from the floor on 26 of 60 shooting. Villanova recorded 15 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Wildcats snagged 25 boards (4 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Villanova shot 87.0% from the charity stripe by converting 20 of their 23 shots. They also knocked down 10 out of their 22 attempts from three-point range.
Shavar Reynolds is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He recorded 13 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 22 mins played and collected 2 rebounds. Reynolds finished 71.4% from the field and also recorded 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Pirates was Sandro Mamukelashvili. He collected 9 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He finished the contest at 26.7% from the field in the game by connecting on 4-of-15 (12 points). When all was said and done, Mamukelashvili was on the hardwood for 38 minutes.
Providence has a win-loss mark of 9-8 on the year. Providence has totaled 1,238 pts on the year (72.8 per game) and they pull down 35.8 boards per contest. The Friars are committing 17.5 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.0% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Friars are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which is 195th in D-1. They are earning an assist 14.4 times per game (112th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per game. The Friars on the defensive end are ranked 218th in the country in points given up per game with 71.2. The Providence defense concedes 30.9% on shots from 3-point land (112 of 363) and their opponents are making 69.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.5 dimes and 35.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 222nd and 213th in those categories. They have forced 11.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (214th in D-1).
In their last game, the Providence Friars took a defeat with a final score of 73-72 against the Georgetown Hoyas. The Friars were able to collect 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 32 in the game. They turned away 2 shots while recording 3 steals for the matchup. The Hoyas were called for 15 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Friars to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a clip of 72.7%. In regard to three-point attempts, Providence converted 8 out of their 21 tries (38.1%). Overall, the Friars walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 42.4%. The Friars permitted the Hoyas to convert 26 of their 64 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.6% for this contest. They finished 26.1% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 23 and finished the game at 15 of 19 from the charity stripe (78.9%). When talking about attacking the glass, Providence permitted Georgetown to snag 45 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
A.J. Reeves ended up having an impact for the Friars for the contest. He buried 10 of 17 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.8%, which gave him 28 points. Reeves snagged 5 boards in his 38 minutes and had 5 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Providence was Nate Watson. He racked up 12 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood via 5 out of 10 shooting for this game. Watson ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field while totaling 2 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seton Hall (+1)
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