The Friars and Pirates are set to face off at 6:30 ET on FS1. The Pirates will host the game at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. This Big East conference matchup has an over/under of 137 points, and Seton Hall is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. Providence.

PROVIDENCE FRIARS VS SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates -4.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 6:30 ET on Wednesday, January 24th.

WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will Seton Hall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Friars Defense Show Up on the Road?

Providence comes into this game as a 4.5-point underdog. So far this season, they have been the underdog in five games and have gone 2-3 in those games. On the road, the Friars are 2-3 this season, and their average scoring margin is +2.6 points per game.

Overall, Providence is 12-6 this season, including a 3-4 record in Big East games. In their last game, they beat DePaul by a score of 100-62. Over their last 10 road games, the Friars have gone just 3-7.

As the underdog, Providence has been solid against the spread this season, going 4-1. They have also been strong vs. the spread on the road, posting a 4-1 mark. Over their last three road games, the Friars are 3-0 vs. the spread and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games.

Providence has an over/under record of 6-12 this season, and today’s line of 137 is lower than the average OU line in their games (141.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points, and their over/under record in their last three games is 3-0.

The Providence offense is coming off a game in which they scored 100 points vs. DePaul. Overall their field goal percentage was 58.3% while connecting on 10 threes. Leading Providence in scoring vs. DePaul was Devin Carter with his 25 points. Josh Oduro also added 17 points for the Friars.

Providence’s defense has been playing well, ranking 44th nationally, with 65.7 points allowed per game. In today’s game, the Providence defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 62 points.

Can the Pirates Secure a Win at Home?

Seton Hall enters tonight’s game as the favorite, with a record of 7-1 when favored this year. They are 8-1 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +13.3 points per game. Their current win streak is at four games, and they are 5-1 in Big East play.

In their last game, the Pirates defeated Butler by a score of 78-72. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2, and their record at home this year is 8-1. So far, they have gone 13-6 overall.

Seton Hall’s ATS record this season is 8-9, including a 5-4 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pirates are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-4 this year and 1-1 in their last 3.

This season, the over/under record for Seton Hall games is 8-9, and today’s line of 137 is lower than the average over/under line of 140.7 in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points, and their over/under record in their last three games is 2-0.

In their most recent game, the Pirates’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.1 points per game. Kadary Richmond led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Dre Davis contributed 14 points for the Pirates.

Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 111st rank in the nation, allowing 70.2 points per game. So far, the Seton Hall defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (597th).