Seton Hall vs. Villanova Prediction
No. 15 Villanova will host Seton Hall looking to pick up their sixth win in their last seven games. Will the Wildcats cash as a 9.5-point home favorite or is there a better option on the board?
611 Seton Hall Pirates (+9.5) at 612 Villanova Wildcats (-9.5); o/u 135
1:00 p.m. ET, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Seton Hall Pirates DFS Snapshot
Jared Rhoden finished with 25 points (8-18 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 4-7 FT), eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal across 37 minutes during Wednesday’s 73-71 victory over Xavier. Rhoden surpassed the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season, and accounted for five of Seton Hall’s seven three-point makes Wednesday. He has averaged 15.8 points and seven rebounds during 32.4 minutes over 21 games this season. Seton Hall plays against Villanova on Wednesday and UCONN on Saturday, the senior will seek to maintain his game-winning production against both ranked opponents.
Villanova Wildcats DFS Snapshot
Coach Jay Wright said Justin Moore (ankle) didn’t practice Friday but is expected to play Saturday versus Seton Hall, Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com reports. Moore posted 16 points (4-10 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-10 FT), five rebounds, one block and one steal across 35 minutes during Tuesday’s win over St. John’s after missing one game with the ankle issue, and he’s expected to play through the injury again Saturday. He’s averaging 15.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 34.0 minutes per contest, so his availability is significant for Villanova.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The road team is a perfect 6-0 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the underdog has cashed in five of the previous seven meetings. The Wildcats, meanwhile, failed to cover in five of their last seven games overall and are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games following a win.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: SETON HALL PIRATES +9.5