Seton Hall vs Connecticut Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/3/24

Connecticut (25-3) vs Seton Hall (18-10)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 12:00 pm (Harry A. Gampel Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Connecticut -14.5 - Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Seton Hall Pirates will head up to Storrs to face the UConn Huskies in Big East play this Sunday from the Gampel Pavilion on CBS. Connecticut comes in as 14.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 141.5. Stay tuned for our Seton Hall vs UConn Prediction.  

Seton Hall Preview: Pirates Continuing Conference Gauntlet

Seton Hall enters at 18-10 after losing to Creighton in Omaha, 85-64. The Pirates couldn’t overcome a slow start versus the Blue Jays, and they’ll face another up battle this Sunday in Storrs. Seton Hall is scoring 73.3 points per game, on 45.2% shooting, while allowing 68.9 ppg, and they’re currently 4th in the Big East with a 11-6 record in conference play. The Pirates are 6-4 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 5-5 on the road this season. 

Seton Hall Team Profile

  • Shaheen Halloway’s squad prefers to grind games out, averaging 69.9 possessions per game (231st), and they haven’t been very effective from the outside, shooting just 31.6% from the three-point line.
  • Brooklyn native Kadary Richmond went for a game-high 23 points in the December 20th victory over UConn, and he leads Seton Hall in scoring (16.3) and assists (4.9), while grabbing 6.8 rpg.
  • Veteran guard Al-Amir Dawes has scored 18 points or more in three of the previous four games, and he’s second on the team at 14.5 ppg. 
  • Senior swingman Dre Davis led the way with 21 points in the win over Butler, and he’s up to 14.2 ppg and 5.8 rpg. 
  • Santa Clara transfer Jaden Bediako has grabbed nine boards or more in three of his last four outings, and he leads SHU in rebounding (7.5), while scoring 8.6 ppg. 

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Connecticut Preview: Can the Huskies Strike Revenge?

UConn improved to 25-3 after defeating Villanova at home, 78-54. The Huskies bounced back with a bruising victory over the Wildcats, and they’ll now look to avenge a December loss to the Pirates. Connecticut is scoring 82.0 points per game, on 50.1% shooting, while allowing 72.7 ppg, and they’re currently first in the Big East with a 14-1 record in conference play. The Huskies are 9-1 over their previous ten games, and they’re 15-0 in Storrs and Hartford this season. 

UConn Team Profile

  • Dan Hurley’s group plays methodically, averaging 68.7 possessions per game (279th), and they’ve knocked down 36.7% of their three-point attempts (46th). 
  • Veteran guard Tristen Newton posted another triple-double in the Villanova victory (10/16/20), and he leads Connecticut in rebounding (6.7) and assists (5.8), while scoring 15.1 ppg.
  • Rutgers transfer Cam Spencer poured in 25 points versus Nova, and he leads UConn in scoring (15.2).  
  • Sophomore forward Alex Karaban went for a game-high 21 points in the road win over DePaul, and he’s averaging 13.9 ppg and 5.2 rpg. 
  • Bristol native Donovan Clingan posted a 17-point double-double in the win over Marquette, and he’s posting a line of 12.3 ppg and 6.5 rpg.  

Seton Hall vs Connecticut Trends

  • UConn leads the head-to-head series, 48-22, but Seton Hall has won two of the last three meetings. 
  • SHU is 13-15 against the spread, with a 16-12 O/U record
  • CONN is 17-11 ATS, with a 14-13-1 over/under record.

Seton Hall vs UConn Prediction: Spread

UConn opened conference play with a loss in Newark to Seton Hall, and there’s a good chance they strike revenge here in Storrs. UConn has been dominant since the December defeat in Jersey, and after bouncing back from their first loss since that outing with an assertive victory over Villanova, SHU may suffer the same fate. UConn likes to run it up at home, and I like backing a big win for them this Sunday in Big East play.

Seton Hall vs UConn Prediction: Total

In the off chance Seton Hall makes this a game, UConn has the offense to do the heavy lifting when approaching the total for this matchup. The Pirates are strong on the defensive end, but again, the Huskies do turn things up on their home floors. It’s an attainable number, so give the Over a look for this conference clash.

Corey’s Pick UConn TO COVER

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