Seton Hall Pirates vs Providence Friars Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Providence Friars
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI
The Providence Friars (21-9) will compete against the Seton Hall Pirates (16-14) at Amica Mutual Pavilion on Saturday.
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against Villanova and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-72 in their last game. Seton Hall finished the contest having earned a 45.5% field goal percentage (25 of 55) and converted 8 out of their 18 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Pirates made 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to grabbing boards, they earned 28 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 14 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to go 53.7% from the floor on 22 out of 41 shooting. Villanova totaled 9 assists and had 7 steals in the game. In addition, Villanova collected 21 rebounds (2 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Villanova shot 95.7% from the free throw line by making 22 of their 23 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 23 shots from 3-point land. Regarding personal fouls, the Pirates ended up walking away with 18 while Villanova totaled 16 personal fouls.
Al-Amir Dawes is one guy who came through for the game. He finished the contest at 45.5% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. He played for 40 minutes played and pulled down 1 rebound. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 5 out of 11 shooting.
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Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a record of 16-14 for the year. They cough up possession 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 17.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Seton Hall is collecting 35.2 rebounds per game and has totaled 363 dimes so far this year, which ranks 262nd in the country in terms of passing. The Pirates are hitting 32.2% on 3-point shots (172 of 534) and 68.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.2 points per game (273rd in the nation) while shooting 43.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Pirates are able to force 14.7 turnovers every game while drawing 18.4 fouls. They rank 168th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 375 surrendered this season. The Pirates defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.5% (695 of 1,673) and they concede 34.3 boards per game as a unit. They give up 31.1% on shots from downtown and they are 55th in college hoops in opponents points per game (65.3).
For their last game, the Providence Friars walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 94-89 when they played Xavier. The Friars earned 22 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the game. They gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 5 steals for this contest. Xavier had 24 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Friars to the charity stripe for a total of 34 attempts. They were able to knock down 26 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.5%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Providence converted 11 of 22 tries (50.0%). When the game finished, the Friars finished shooting 26 out of 64 from the floor which had them at 40.6%. The Friars allowed Xavier to bury 34 of their 61 tries from the floor which left them shooting 55.7% in the game. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from distance by shooting 10 of 20 and ended up going 16 of 20 from the charity stripe (80.0%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Providence permitted Xavier to collect 34 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Ed Croswell was important for the Friars in this matchup. He made 5 of 10 in this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and accounted for 13 rebounds. He earned 17 points in his 36 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in this matchup.
Providence has a record of 21-9 for the year. As an offense, the Friars are hitting on 46.2% from the floor, which ranks 83rd in college hoops. Providence has scored 2,375 pts for the season (79.2 per game) and they average 39.2 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.8 times per game (70th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.9 times per game. The Friars have committed 15.1 personal fouls per contest and they hit 74.9% from the charity stripe.
The Providence defense concedes 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (197 of 601) and their opponents are making 74.5% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.3 dimes and 31.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 157th and 51st in the nation. The Friars are ranked 207th in the country in PPG allowed with 70.9. They are forcing their opponents into 11.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the floor (180th in the nation).
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