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Seton Hall vs Villanova Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Pirates vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Seton Hall Pirates at Villanova Wildcats
- Where: Philadelphia at Wells Fargo Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Seton Hall +4.5, SETON +165 | VILL -205 O/U 131.0
Through 25 games, the Seton Hall Pirates have an overall record of 15-10. So far, the Pirates have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 6-4. For the season, Seton Hall has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pirates being +4.5 point underdogs.
Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 12.28 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 54.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.44 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 25 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.
Through 24 games, the Villanova Wildcats have an overall record of 11-13. So far this season, Villanova has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-5. The Wildcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Villanova has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 10-8.
Villanova will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Caleb Daniels who is averaging 16.08 points per game for the Wildcats. Daniels 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 Wildcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Eric Dixon who has hit 50.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.71 points per game.
Coming into today’s game, Villanova will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Wildcats are ranked 158th at 72.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 662nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Villanova is close to the NCAA average at 35.9%.
Free Spread Prediction: Villanova Wildcats -4.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Villanova Wildcats to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4.5 point betting favorites. Although Villanova as a team is just 253rd in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Pirates’ defense. At -4.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Wildcats to come out on top and cover.