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Connecticut vs Seton Hall Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 18th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Connecticut Huskies at Seton Hall Pirates
- Where: Newark at Prudential Center
- Date: Wednesday, January 18th
- Betting Odds: Connecticut -5, UCONN -225 | SETON +178 O/U 135.5
The Connecticut Huskies head into today’s game in what will be their 20th game of the season, posting a record of 15-4. So far, the Huskies have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. This season, Connecticut has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 14-4. For today’s contest, Connecticut has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Adama Sanogo comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 17.26 points per contest. Not only has Sanogo been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Connecticut’s top rebounder at 6.84 boards per contest. Behind Sanogo, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Hawkins, who is second on the team in scoring at 15.35 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.9% of his shots and is adding 3.65 boards per game.
On offense, Connecticut is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.2 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 35.4% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 34.16% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Seton Hall will take the floor against the Huskies with an overall record of 11-8. So far this season, Seton Hall has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-4. For the season, Seton Hall has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 2-4. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pirates being +5 point underdogs.
Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 11.89 points per game for the Pirates. Dawes is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Pirates’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrese Samuel who has hit 57.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.89 points per game.
On offense, Seton Hall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.82% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates +5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Connecticut as the favorites with a line coming in at -5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Seton Hall Pirates to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Connecticut at 7.44 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 Huskies.
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