Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+9.5)
The Seton Hall Pirates (9-5) head to Finneran Pavilion on Tuesday where they'll take on the Villanova Wildcats (8-1). Villanova opens this contest as 9.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 140.5.
Seton Hall steps onto the hardwood with a record of 9-5 for the campaign. They have an average of 74.9 points per contest (117th in the nation) while hitting 45.8% from the floor. The Pirates are hitting 33.1% on shots from beyond the arc (96 of 290) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Seton Hall is pulling in 35.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 195 assists this season, which is 63rd in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 13.5 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.3 fouls every game. Defensively, the Pirates are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 fouls. They currently rank 289th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 185 surrendered on the season. The Pirates defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.6% (370 of 848) and they surrender 34.6 rebounds per contest as a group. They are giving up 36.4% on three-point shots while they are 198th in college basketball in PPG allowed (71.0).
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against the DePaul Blue Demons and walked away with a win by a score of 76-68 in their last contest. Seton Hall ended the contest having earned a 52.0% field goal percentage (26 of 50) and converted 4 out of their 17 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Pirates made 20 of 23 tries for a rate of 87.0%. With regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 35 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 16 assists for the matchup while having 7 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Seton Hall allowed their opponent to shoot 52.0% from the field on 26 out of 50 shooting. DePaul doled out 14 dimes and had 9 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Blue Demons pulled down 27 rebounds (14 offensive, 13 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. DePaul went 70.0% from the charity stripe by making 14 of 20 attempts. They also buried 4 of their 13 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Jared Rhoden is one player who played a role in this game. He accumulated 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins played and also grabbed 6 rebounds. Rhoden finished shooting 46.2% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a factor in this contest for the Pirates was Sandro Mamukelashvili. He totaled 8 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He ended up going 46.2% from the floor in this matchup by hitting 6-of-13 (15 points). At the conclusion of this game, Mamukelashvili played 35 minutes.
Villanova has a mark of 8-1 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wildcats are hitting on 47.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 64th in college basketball. Villanova has 721 points on the campaign (80.1 per contest) and they pull down 34.9 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 15.1 times per game (90th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 7.9 times per contest. The Wildcats commit 16.9 personal fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line. The Wildcats defensively are ranked 102nd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 67.1. They have conceded 11.3 dimes and 31.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 75th and 52nd in those categories on the defensive end. The Villanova defense allows 36.1% on 3-point attempts (75 of 208) and their opponents are making 64.2% of their foul shots. They are forcing 12.8 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (264th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Villanova Wildcats got the victory with a final of 85-68 when they faced the Marquette Golden Eagles. The Wildcats earned 21 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 26 in this matchup. They also blocked 2 tries while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Golden Eagles earned 16 personal fouls for this game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. Pertaining to 3-point attempts, Villanova buried 13 out of their 33 tries (39.4%). When all was said and done, the Wildcats finished the game shooting 29 out of 60 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Wildcats permitted the Golden Eagles to knock down 26 out of their 51 tries from the floor which had them at 51.0% for the contest. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 9 of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 16 at the free throw line (43.8%). Concerning attacking the glass, Villanova allowed Marquette to get 31 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Collin Gillespie ended up being important for the Wildcats in the game. He made 7 out of 13 in the game for a field goal rate of 53.8%, which got him 22 points. Gillespie had 2 rebounds in his 32 mins played and earned 4 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that played a role for Villanova was Justin Moore. He was able to score 14 points in his 33 minutes played by way of 5 of 12 from the floor for this contest. Moore ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor while earning 3 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seton Hall (+9.5)
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