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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Wildcats vs. Seton Hall
- (15-14) Villanova Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates (16-13)
- Date: Tuesday, February 28th
- Time: 8:30 ET
- Venue: Prudential Center, Newark
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Wildcats -128 | Pirates +106
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Villanova -1.5 | Seton Hall +1.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 128.5
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At this point, Villanova heads into their matchup vs Seton Hall with a record of 15-14 and riding a 2 game win streak. Presently, in their 14 road games this season, the Wildcats have a record of 5-9.
In 20 games as the favorites, Villanova has gone 12-8 straight up. In today’s matchup, the Wildcats have a betting line set at -1.5 points in their favor.
At this moment, Villanova currently has a record of 9-9 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 6-5.
Coming into the game, Eric Dixon is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Dixon is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and adding 1.4 assists. Villanova’s second leading scorer is Caleb Daniels, who has hit 41.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.1 points per game.
Currently, Villanova’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 72.6 points, which places them 158th in the NCAA. Also, the Wildcats have taken 46.02% of their shots behind the three-point line, which is 94th% in the NCAA. Villanova is averaging 9.3 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 9.3% (86th).
In terms of pace, Villanova is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 62.7 per contest, placing them just 662nd in college basketball. Currently, Villanova’s 34.9 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Wildcats are averaging 10.2 offensive boards per game.
Seton Hall Pirates
At this point, Seton Hall heads into their matchup vs Villanova with a record of 16-13 while looking to shake a 2-game losing streak. So far, Seton Hall has been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 10-7.
After a season in which they went 3-6 as the betting underdog, Seton Hall will be underdogs for the first time this year. They are +1.5 point underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Seton Hall currently has a record of 9-9 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 7-4.
Coming into the game, Al-Amir Dawes is the team leader in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Dawes is grabbing 2.7 rebounds and adding 1.6 assists. Seton Hall’s second leading scorer is Tyrese Samuel, who has hit 55.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 10.8 points per game.
Pirates Key Stats
The Pirates offense heads into the game, ranked 150th in the NCAA at 72.9 points per contest. In addition, Seton Hall’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 64.18% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 323rd in overall field goal percentage at 42.3%. When the Pirates have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.0% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Seton Hall is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.1 per contest, placing them just 494th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 38.9 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 12.2 offensive boards per game.
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Villanova Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates CBB Betting Trends
- First, Villanova is 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Wildcats are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Villanova is 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 6-4 SU.
- At this point, the Wildcats are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, the Pirates are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates +1.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Villanova as the favorites with a line coming in at -1.5. However, based on how these teams matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Seton Hall Pirates to cover.
Both teams have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Villanova at 9.3 made 3’s per game compared to Seton Hall at 7.35. Look for Seton Hall to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs. the Wildcats.
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