Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
The Seton Hall Pirates (15-7) are traveling to Wells Fargo Center on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Villanova Wildcats (18-6).
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against Xavier and notched a win by a score of 73-71 in their last game. Seton Hall finished the game having earned a 41.3% FG percentage (26 out of 63) and knocked down 7 out of their 20 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pirates converted 14 of their 23 tries for a rate of 60.9%. Regarding hauling in boards, they collected 39 with 15 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 assists in the game in addition to forcing 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to go 51.1% from the field on 24 out of 47 shooting. Xavier distributed 11 assists and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, Xavier pulled down 26 rebounds (3 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Xavier walked away from this one shooting 76.0% at the free throw line by making 19 of 25 shots. They knocked down 4 out of their 14 shots from downtown. Concerning fouls, the Pirates walked away with 22 and Xavier accounted for 20 fouls.
Jared Rhoden is one guy who was a major factor for the game. He accumulated 25 points on 8 out of 18 shooting. He played for 37 minutes played and collected 8 rebounds. He finished the game at 44.4% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist.
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Seton Hall steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 15-7 so far this year. They currently have an average of 75.8 points per contest (73rd in the nation) while shooting 42.6% from the floor. The Pirates are connecting on 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (160 of 480) and 75.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Seton Hall is pulling down 40.1 boards per game and has racked up 231 assists on the year, which has them ranked 324th in D-1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.5 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Pirates are able to force 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.8 fouls. They currently rank 85th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 256 surrendered for the season. The Pirates are giving up a FG percentage of 40.4% (536 of 1,328) and they relinquish 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 31.0% on shots from distance and they are ranked 132nd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (67.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Villanova Wildcats took home the win by a final score of 75-69 when they faced St. John's. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Villanova allowed St. John's to grab 39 in total (13 offensive). They finished 27.3% from distance by going 9 out of 33 and finished the contest at 12 out of 16 at the charity stripe (75.0%). The Wildcats allowed St. John's to knock down 24 out of 75 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 32.0% in this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Wildcats went 25 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.3%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Villanova made 5 out of their 21 tries (23.8%). They were able to knock down 20 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. St. John's committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They gave up possession 16 times, while getting 7 steals for the matchup. The Wildcats were able to pull down 36 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 43 for this contest.
Eric Dixon ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats in this matchup. He buried 7 of 9 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He earned 16 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for this contest.
Villanova has a record of 18-6 for the year. The Wildcats have committed 15.5 personal fouls every game and they hit 82.5% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 12.5 times per game (224th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 9.9 times per contest. Villanova has scored 1,755 points on the year (73.1 per game) and they grab 35.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Wildcats are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which ranks them 179th in D-1.
The Villanova defense gives up 31.1% on shots from 3-point land (175 of 562) and opponents are making 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 11.1 assists and 31.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 62nd and 52nd in the nation. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 22nd in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 62.0. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.3% from the field (43rd in the country).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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