Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova (-4)
Prudential Center is the site where and the Seton Hall Pirates (9-7) will play the Villanova Wildcats (10-1) on Saturday. Seton Hall opens this game as 4-point dogs. The O/U is set at 142.
Villanova will play this game with a record of 10-1 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 8.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Villanova is collecting 34.7 rebounds per game and has accumulated 170 dimes on the year, which is 198th in the country in terms of passing. The Wildcats are hitting 36.9% on three-point shots (109 of 295) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 78.9 pts per contest (52nd in D-1) while shooting 46.6% from the floor. Defensively, the Wildcats have forced 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They currently rank 59th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 130 relinquished on the season. The Wildcats defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.6% (274 of 601) and they surrender 31.7 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 36.1% on three-point shots while they are 85th in college hoops in points per game allowed (66.7).
The Villanova Wildcats faced the Providence Friars and walked away with a win by a score of 71-56 in their last game. Villanova finished the contest with a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 of 63) and knocked down 7 of their 25 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Wildcats buried 16 of 22 tries for a rate of 72.7%. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 19 assists for this game while getting 6 steals and 3 blocked shots. When talking about defense, Villanova let their opponent shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 of 63 shooting. Providence distributed 11 dimes and had 2 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Friars pulled down 36 rebounds (7 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 3 blocks. Providence finished shooting 78.6% at the charity stripe by knocking down 11 of 14 attempts. They knocked down 5 out of their 16 tries from beyond the arc.
Justin Moore is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He left the arena with 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 37 minutes played and collected 5 rebounds. Moore finished 42.9% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Wildcats was Collin Gillespie. He collected 5 rebounds and earned 6 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 35.7% from the floor for the game by shooting 5-of-14 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Gillespie was on the court for 35 min.
Seton Hall has a win-loss record of 9-7 on the year. The Pirates commit 16.3 fouls per game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.9 times per contest (142nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per game. Seton Hall has tallied 1,204 pts this year (75.3 per contest) and they average 34.9 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pirates are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 75th in the nation. The Pirates are ranked 225th in D-1 in points given up per game with 72.2. They concede 13.6 assists and 33.9 total boards per game, which ranks 221st and 118th in those categories. The Seton Hall defense concedes 37.9% from downtown (130 of 343) and opponents are converting on 71.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (221st in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates took a defeat with a final score of 85-81 when they faced the Creighton Bluejays. The Pirates earned 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for the game. They also blocked 7 attempts while recording 3 steals in this matchup. The Bluejays had 16 fouls in the game which got the Pirates to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. With regard to three-point attempts, Seton Hall converted 9 of 25 tries (36.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Pirates finished 29 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 49.2%. The Pirates permitted the Bluejays to knock down 30 out of 64 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.9% in this contest. They shot 48.6% from beyond the arc by hitting 17 out of 35 and finished the game at 8 of 14 from the free throw line (57.1%). With respect to rebounds, Seton Hall permitted Creighton to snag 25 in all (6 offensive).
Myles Cale ended up having an impact for the Pirates for the game. He knocked down 8 of 12 for this game for a rate of 66.7%, which gave him 20 points. Cale snagged 9 boards in his 30 minutes and had 2 dimes for the matchup. Another guy who was a determining factor for Seton Hall was Jared Rhoden. He was able to score 13 points in his 38 minutes played via 3 out of 9 from the floor in this matchup. Rhoden wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field while collecting 2 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Villanova (-4)
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