Seton Hall vs. Villanova - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Villanova (22-7) at Seton Hall (21-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall -3.5 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Villanova Wildcats (22-7, CONF 11-5) and Seton Hall Pirates (21-7, CONF 13-3) face off in a Big East showdown at the Prudential Center. Seton Hall had an impressive win earlier this season over Villanova, beating them 70-64.
Villanova is a strong team, but right when they seem to be trusted, they have another loss that not many saw coming. Villanova had won five games in a row before losing their last game against Providence. In that game against Providence, Villanova could only muster put 54 points and that led to a loss.
On the road this season Villanova has a 7-3 record and their defense has still been strong on the road giving up 65.2 points per game.
Villanova is led by forward Saddiq Bey who is averaging 15.9 points per game. And shooting 47.2 percent from the field. In the Wildcats last game, Bey only scored 11 points against Providence and that was one of their reasons for the loss.
Seton Hall has also been inconsistent this season but they have one important x-factor, Myles Powell.
At home this season Seton Hall has an 11-3 record and their defense has been strong giving up 63.9 points per game. The offense has also been strong for Seton Hall, averaging 74.9 points per game on their home floor.
Powell is one of the best players in college basketball averaging 21.5 points and shooting over 40 percent from the field. In the last game against Marquette, Powell dropped 28 points with 15 of those coming from behind the three point line.
Villanova is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games against the Big East. The under is 7-2 in Villanova’s last nine road games. The under is 17-5 in Villanova’s last 22 games overall.
Seton Hall is 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 games played against the Big East. The over is 6-1-1 in Seton Hall’s last eight games played on Wednesday. The under is 8-3-1 in Seton Hall’s 12 home games.
The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings between Seton Hall and Villanova.
Myles Powell comes into this game hot and he is going to be the x-factor in this game. Look for Seton Hall’s offense to run up the score and that will be enough to win the game and cover the spread.