Saint Joseph's vs Seton Hall Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/20/24

Seton Hall (20-12) vs Saint Joseph's (21-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: Seton Hall Pirates -7.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Joseph’s Hawks and the Seton Hall Pirates meet Wednesday in NIT college basketball action from Prudential Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. Here’s a St. Joseph’s vs Seton Hall prediction. We will examine:

• The Seton Hall recent form and player performance

• The St. Joseph’s recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving Seton Hall

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving St. Joseph’s

• Recent betting trends in games played between Seton Hall and St. Joseph’s

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Seton Hall vs St. Joseph’s game

St. Joseph’s Hawks Betting Preview

The Hawks managed a 15-7 run through their first 22 games this year. Next came a sketchy 3-5 run, but St. Joseph’s was able to finish off the regular season with a win over Davidson. Following wins over George Mason and Richmond in the conference tournament, the Hawks lost to VCU.

In their Saturday matchup with the Rams, the Hawks were up 25-23 going into the second half. Saint Joseph’s faltered after that however, hitting a 43-35 run for a 66-60 loss in the end. Tops in scoring was Erik Reynolds with 18 points, four assists and two rebounds.

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Seton Hall Pirates

Over on the Seton Hall side, they posted a 13-8 run in their first 21 outings. The Pirates would improve on a 7-3 run over their next 10 games, falling to only Villanova, Creighton and UConn in that time. Last Thursday versus St. John’s, Seton Hall took another loss.

Matched up against the Red Storm in their most recent game, Seton Hall took a five-point deficit into the second half. The Pirates didn’t end up getting any closer on a 46-32 deficit from there and lost 91-72. Al-Amir Dawes topped the team in the losing effort with 22 points, three rebounds and two steals.

Seton Hall Pirates Team Facts

  • Seton Hall has won each of its last 10 games against non-Conference opponents at Walsh Gymnasium.
  • Seton Hall has won the first half in each of its last 10 night games against non-AP-ranked opponents.

Saint Joseph's Hawks Team Facts

  • Saint Joseph's has lost 14 of its last 16 games against the Big East Conference.
  • Saint Joseph's has won the first half in seven of its last eight games against non-Conference opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Seton Hall ranks 17th among Division 1 teams for free throw percentage this season (77.6%).
  • Seton Hall ranks 30th among Division 1 teams for rebound percentage this season (53.9%).
  • Saint Joseph's ranks 11th among Division 1 teams for three-point field goals made per game this season (10.2).
  • Saint Joseph's ranks 14th among Division 1 teams for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (28.5).

 

Saint Joseph’s vs Seton Hall Prediction

I’ll lean toward Saint Joseph’s in this one. The Hawks haven’t scored especially well lately though, hitting 66 or fewer points in four of the last five games. Saint Joseph’s has been solid on the defensive side though, giving up 66 or fewer in three straight.

As for the Pirates, they didn’t play very well in the St. John’s game, giving up 51.6 percent from the field and getting out-rebounded 39-29. The 14 turnovers for 22 Red Storm points didn’t help matters, either. Nor did the 14-of-21 (66.7 percent) from the line. That said, Seton Hall can score pretty well when the matchup is right. They’ve hit 72 or more points in consecutive games and played some pretty tough teams prior to that in Creighton and UConn. This one’s probably going to be close, but I think the Hawks have enough defense to keep the pace.

Andrew’s Pick Saint Joseph's Hawks +7.5

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