Texas Longhorns vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 12/9/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Longhorns vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
The Seton Hall Pirates (7-1) welcome the Texas Longhorns (6-1) at Prudential Center on Thursday.
The Texas Longhorns took the court against UT Rio Grande and notched a win by a score of 88-58 in their last contest. Texas ended the contest having earned a 50.8% field goal percentage (31 out of 61) and knocked down 10 of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Longhorns made 16 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 30 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 assists for this contest as well as forcing 21 turnovers and having 12 steals. With respect to defense, Texas allowed the other team to go 44.7% from the floor on 21 of 47 shooting. UT Rio Grande recorded 8 assists and had 5 steals for this contest. Furthermore, UT Rio Grande collected 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UT Rio Grande ended up going 55.6% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 18 tries. They converted 6 out of their 16 tries from three-point range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Longhorns ended up walking away with 14 and UT Rio Grande totaled 22 personal fouls.
Christian Bishop is one guy who was important for the game. He finished shooting 57.1% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. He played 14 minutes and totaled 3 boards. He was able to score 17 points on 4 out of 7 shooting.
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Texas enters this contest with a record of 6-1 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per game and as a squad are committing 14.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Texas is grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 113 assists on the campaign, which ranks 191st in college basketball in terms of passing. The Longhorns are shooting 39.4% on three-point shots (56 of 142) and 74.6% from the free throw line. They average 76.6 points per contest (103rd in college basketball) while hitting 49.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Longhorns are forcing 18.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 personal fouls. They are conceding 33.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 6th in college basketball in opponents points per game (55.3). The Longhorns defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.6% (142 of 341) and they surrender 29.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 9th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 64 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates walked away with a victory by a final of 113-67 against Nyack. Concerning team rebounding, Seton Hall allowed Nyack to get 24 in total (12 offensive). They went 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 out of 28 and ended up going 5 of 5 at the free throw line (100.0%). The Pirates allowed Nyack to bury 27 of 74 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 36.5% for the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Pirates ended up shooting 38 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 63.3%. In relation to 3-pointers, Seton Hall knocked down 13 out of 26 tries (50.0%). They were able to convert 24 of them for a clip of 77.4%. Nyack was called for 22 fouls in the matchup which took the Pirates to the free throw line for 31 shots. They turned the ball over 9 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. The Pirates earned 32 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in the game.
Tray Jackson was important for the Pirates for this game. He made 8 of 10 in the matchup giving him a rate of 80.0%, and had 7 rebounds. He totaled 21 points in his 28 mins of playing time and accounted for 3 assists in this matchup.
Seton Hall has a win-loss mark of 7-1 on the campaign. The Pirates have committed 14.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 75.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per contest (262nd in the nation) and they turn it over 11.5 times per game. Seton Hall has totaled 660 pts for the campaign (82.5 per game) and they average 41.4 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Pirates are connecting on 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 89th in the nation.
The Pirates defensively are ranked 62nd in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 62.0. They are able to force 13.1 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.4% from the field (42nd in Division 1). The Seton Hall defense concedes 27.1% on shots from 3-point land (42 of 155) and opponents are knocking down 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 10.5 assists and 32.6 boards every game, which is ranked 70th and 100th in college basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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