Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Wildcats and Pirates. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Pirates at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big East conference game currently have Seton Hall as the -1.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 131.5 points.

VILLANOVA WILDCATS VS SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates -1.5

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

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 -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Villanova Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

After defeating Providence 71-60, Villanova will look to extend their win streak to three games. So far, the Wildcats have gone 17-12 overall, including a 10-8 mark in Big East play. On the road, they have gone 5-7 compared to 12-5 at home.

As an underdog, Villanova has gone 3-6 this season, and they are currently 1.5-point underdogs against Seton Hall. In their last ten road games, the Wildcats have gone 4-6, and they are 2-1 in their last three.

As the underdog this season, Villanova has gone 4-4-1 vs. the spread. On the road, the Wildcats are 5-6-1 ATS this year and 16-12-1 overall. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Villanova has a mark of 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Villanova games is 10-18-1 and today’s line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (139.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 127 points and their OU record during this stretch is 0-3. So far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line of 131.5.

In their previous game, the Wildcats’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.8 points per contest. Leading Villanova in scoring vs. Providence was Justin Moore with his 15 points. Eric Dixon also added 11 points for the Wildcats.

In the current season, the Villanova defense has excelled, sitting 24th in the nation by allowing 65.4 points per game. The Villanova defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed Providence to connect on 10 threes.

Will Seton Hall Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Seton Hall has been much better at home this season, going 11-3 compared to 6-8 on the road. They have won their last three games at home and are 7-3 in their last 10 at home. Overall, they are 18-11 on the season.

As the favorite, the Pirates are 11-2 this season, and they have been the favorite in 13 of their 29 games. They are coming off a 91-61 loss to Connecticut.

Seton Hall’s ATS record this season is 12-16, including a mark of 7-7 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pirates are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Seton Hall’s over/under record for the season sits at 14-14 and the average over/under line in their games is 140.8. Today’s over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year of 142.7. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

Seton Hall offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Connecticut. In that game, they made 5/16 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 37.7%. Kadary Richmond is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Dre Davis brings a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.

The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 118th nationally, allowing an average of 70.2 points per contest. Against Connecticut in their most recent game, the Seton Hall defense gave up a total of 91 points while allowing Connecticut to hit 55% of their shots.