Looking to win big? The Pirates and Wildcats face off at 12:00 ET on CBSS. The Wildcats are hosting the game at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 132.5 points, and Villanova is favored by -5 to win at home against Seton Hall.
SETON HALL PIRATES VS VILLANOVA WILDCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Villanova Wildcats -5
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 12:00 ET on Sunday, February 11th.
WHY BET THE VILLANOVA WILDCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
- Not only will Villanova pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Taking a Look at the Pirates Chances in Philadelphia
Seton Hall heads into tonight’s game as a 5-point underdog. On the season, they have gone 5-6 when listed as the underdog. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is -2.4 points per game.
Over their last five games, the Pirates are 4-1 on the road. They are 15-8 overall and have won two straight games. In Big East play, they have gone 7-4.
Seton Hall’s ATS record this season is 9-13, including a mark of 4-6 on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Pirates are 5-5 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for Seton Hall games is 10-12 and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (140.5). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points.
The Seton Hall offense is coming off a game where they scored 76 points against Georgetown. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.1% and connected on 6 threes. Kadary Richmond is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.1. Meanwhile, Dre Davis also brings a PPG average of 14.3 into the game.
Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 97th rank in the nation, allowing 68.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. Georgetown, the Hoyas finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 70 points vs. Seton Hall.
Can the Wildcats Lock in a Home Win?
After losing their last game to Xavier, Villanova’s record now sits at 12-11. They have gone 5-7 in Big East play compared to their 7-4 non-conference record.
At home this season, the Wildcats have gone 9-5, and their average scoring margin is +8.9. Over their last ten games at home, they have gone 5-5.
Against the spread, Villanova has a record of 11-11-1 this season. At home, the Wildcats are 8-6 vs. the spread and they are 3-2 in their last five home games. As the favorite, Villanova is 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Villanova’s over/under record for the season is 9-13-1 and the average scoring total in their games is 139.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.7). In their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2.
Coming off their recent game, the Villanova offense tallied 53 points in a matchup against Xavier. Their field goal percentage for the game was 33.9%, and they made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Eric Dixon, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.7, while TJ Bamba also carries a PPG average of 10.3 into the game.
Currently, the Wildcats’ defense holds the 60th rank in the nation, allowing 67.1 points per game. The Villanova defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 56 points and allowed Xavier to connect on 6 threes.