Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 2/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Prudential Center is where the Seton Hall Pirates (16-13) will go up against the Villanova Wildcats (15-14) on Tuesday.
The Villanova Wildcats played Creighton and earned the victory with a final of 79-67 in their last contest. Villanova ended the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (27 of 54) and knocked down 9 of 22 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wildcats converted 16 of 20 shots for a percentage of 80.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they collected 31 with 5 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Villanova allowed 39.0% from the floor on 23 of 59 shooting. Creighton recorded 13 dimes and had 1 steal in this contest. Additionally, Creighton pulled down 29 rebounds (10 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Creighton finished the contest at 80.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of their 20 attempts. They also knocked down 5 of 26 shots from three-point range. When discussing fouls, the Wildcats walked away with 17 and Creighton recorded 10 fouls.
Eric Dixon is someone who was a major factor in the game. He accumulated 31 points on 11 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes and also grabbed 2 rebounds. He ended up going 73.3% from the floor but finished the game without a dime.
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Villanova heads into this one with a win-loss record of 15-14 on the year. They have an average of 69.7 pts per contest (229th in the country) while hitting 43.8% from the floor. The Wildcats are shooting 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (247 of 743) and 82.3% from the charity stripe. As a team, Villanova is collecting 31.5 rebounds per game and has 324 assists on the season, which ranks 328th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 10.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.1 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Wildcats have forced 11.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.6 fouls. They give up 33.6% on 3-pointers and they rank 108th in the nation in points per game allowed (67.6). The Wildcats are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.9% (700 of 1,596) and they concede 32.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 272nd in D-1 in giving up assists with 417 relinquished for the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Seton Hall Pirates took a defeat with a final score of 82-60 when they played Xavier. The Pirates collected 15 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 24 in this game. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. Xavier was called for 20 fouls in this contest which got the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 61.1%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Seton Hall buried 5 of 20 attempts (25.0%). When all was said and done, the Pirates went 22 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 38.6%. The Pirates permitted Xavier to convert 29 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.3% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 43.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 of 23 and ended up going 14 of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). In regard to team rebounding, Seton Hall permitted Xavier to get 37 in total (13 on the offensive glass).
Dre Davis ended up being a factor for the Pirates for the game. He had 13 points in his 19 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist in this game. He made 5 out of 8 in this game for a rate of 62.5%, and had 5 rebounds.
Seton Hall has a record of 16-13 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Pirates are connecting on 43.4% from the field, which is ranked 256th in college hoops. Seton Hall has 1,973 pts for the campaign (68.0 per game) and they grab 35.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per game (272nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Pirates have committed 17.9 fouls per contest and they shoot 67.9% from the free throw line.
The Seton Hall defense surrenders 30.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (181 of 592) and their opponents are knocking down 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 12.6 dimes and 34.7 total rebounds per game, which is 177th and 223rd in the country. The Pirates are ranked 48th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 65.0. They are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.2% from the floor (52nd in college hoops).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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