Looking to win big? The Pirates and Huskies face off at 12:00 ET on CBS. The Huskies are hosting the game at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT. This Big East conference matchup has an over/under of 138.5 points, and Connecticut is favored to win by -15 at home vs. Seton Hall.

SETON HALL PIRATES VS CONNECTICUT HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates +15

This game will be played at Gampel Pavilion at 12:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.

WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Even though we have Connecticut winning straight-up, we like Seton Hall at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Pirates Offense Score Enough on the Road?

Seton Hall enters this game as a 15-point underdog, and they have gone 6-8 in 14 games as the underdog this season. They are coming off an 85-64 loss to Creighton, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games on the road.

On the season, the Pirates have gone 6-7 on the road, and they have an average scoring margin of -5.0 points per game. Their record in Big East play is 10-6, and their overall record is 18-10.

Seton Hall has been a mediocre team against the spread this season, going 12-15. Their road ATS mark is 5-8 and their underdog ATS record is 6-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Pirates have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Seton Hall’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-14, and today’s line of 138.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (140.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

The Seton Hall offense is coming off a game in which they scored 64 points vs. Creighton. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.7% while connecting on 2 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Dre Davis with 18 points. Kadary Richmond also added 15 points for the Pirates.

The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 103rd nationally, allowing an average of 69.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Seton Hall’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.1% this season.

Do the Huskies Stand a Chance at Home?

Connecticut enters tonight’s game against Seton Hall as 15-point favorites. The Huskies have been favored in 27 of their 28 games this season, going 25-2 in those contests. They are a perfect 17-0 at home this year, outscoring opponents by an average of 24.1 points per game.

Over their last 10 games at home, Connecticut has gone a perfect 10-0. In their most recent game, the Huskies defeated Villanova by a score of 78-54. On the year, they have gone 25-3, including a 15-2 record in Big East play.

Connecticut has an ATS record of 16-11-1 this season, including a mark of 10-7 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Huskies have gone 6-4 vs. the spread. At home, UConn’s ATS record vs. the spread is 6-4 this year.

This season, the over/under record for Connecticut games is 15-13, which is right in line with the average over/under line in their games of 145. Today’s OU line of 138.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points.

In their most recent game, the Huskies’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 81.3 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Tristen Newton who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.2. Cam Spencer also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.2.

In the current season, the Connecticut defense has excelled, sitting 18th in the nation by allowing 64.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Villanova, the Wildcats finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 54 points vs. Connecticut.