Seton Hall Pirates vs UConn Huskies Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs UConn Huskies
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
The UConn Huskies (19-7) will take on the Seton Hall Pirates (16-11) at Gampel Pavilion on Saturday.
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against Georgetown and notched a win by a score of 76-68 in their last contest. Seton Hall finished the contest with a 41.5% FG percentage (22 of 53) and buried 4 out of their 12 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pirates made 28 of 37 tries for a rate of 75.7%. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they collected 33 with 5 of them being offensive. They also distributed 9 assists in the game while forcing 16 turnovers and having 12 steals. When it comes to defense, Seton Hall let their opponent shoot 36.5% from the floor on 23 out of 63 shooting. Georgetown earned 12 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Georgetown snagged 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't have a block. Georgetown shot 88.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 18 shots. They also made 6 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. In the matter of fouls, the Pirates finished with 17 while Georgetown totaled 25 fouls.
Al-Amir Dawes is a guy who came through for the game. He recorded 20 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes and collected 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist.
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Seton Hall will take the court with a record of 16-11 on the year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Seton Hall is collecting 36.0 boards per game and has tallied 329 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 238th in the nation in terms of passing. The Pirates are shooting 32.4% on three-point shots (157 of 485) and 68.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 68.8 pts per contest (256th in the nation) while connecting on 43.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Pirates are able to force 14.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They concede 30.5% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 42nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.4). The Pirates defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 40.9% (622 of 1,520) and they concede 34.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They rank 197th in college basketball in allowing assists with 337 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the UConn Huskies took a defeat with a final score of 56-53 against Creighton. In reference to rebounding, UConn permitted Creighton to collect 32 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 31.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 out of 16 and finished the contest at 13 of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Huskies permitted Creighton to convert 19 out of 48 tries from the floor which left them shooting 39.6% in the game. When all was said and done, the Huskies ended up going 21 out of 65 from the floor which gave them a rate of 32.3%. In regard to shooting from distance, UConn converted 7 of their 27 attempts (25.9%). They were able to knock down 4 of them for a rate of 100.0%. Creighton had 10 personal fouls for this game which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 4 shots. They also turned the ball over 13 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. The Huskies were able to collect 20 defensive boards and 18 offensive boards for a total of 38 in this matchup.
Adama Sanogo was important for the Huskies for the contest. He totaled 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court and accounted for 2 dimes in this game. He converted 7 out of 17 for this game giving him a rate of 41.2%, and earned 10 rebounds.
UConn has a mark of 19-7 on the campaign. The Huskies are committing 18.8 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 17.2 times per game (9th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.7 times per contest. UConn has accounted for 2,043 points for the year (78.6 per contest) and they average 39.2 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Huskies are hitting on 45.3% from the floor, which ranks them 143rd in Division 1.
The UConn defense gives up 29.6% on 3-point shots (120 of 405) and their opponents are connecting on 73.3% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 8.9 dimes and 30.6 total rebounds per game, which is 5th and 14th in college hoops. The Huskies on the defensive end are ranked 49th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 64.7. They are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.0% from the floor (49th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UConn
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