Seton Hall vs. Villanova Pick
Will No. 1 Villanova have any struggles at home when the Wildcats play host to Seton Hall today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Villanova is favored at home today, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -12.5 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the game is listed at 156 points. Today’s game will take place from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will air live on FOX.
Nova is on an 8-game win streak right now following a 98-78 win over Creighton at home on Thursday. The Wildcats are 21-1 overall, 8-1 in the Big East and 15-7 against the spread. Villanova is averaging 88.3 points per game on offense this season while giving up just 69.5 per game on defense. Nova has lost Phil Booth indefinitely with a hand injury. He was averaging 11.6 points per game. However, he’s one of six that averages double figures in scoring. Jalen Brunson is leading the team with 19.4 points and 4.9 assists per game.
Seton Hall has won two straight coming into today’s game, including 16-point wins over DePaul and Providence. The Pirates are 17-5 overall, 6-3 in the Big East and 11-11 against the spread. Seton Hall averages 78.5 points per game on offense while allowing 70 per game on defense. Angel Delgado averages 13.2 points and 12.1 rebounds per game for Seton Hall this season while Desi Rodriguez adds 17.3 points and 5 rebounds per contest.
Villanova has won three straight and six of the last seven meetings with Seton Hall. However, the Pirates have covered the spread in four of the last six meetings. Nova is a great team, but this spread makes me a little nervous. There was a time that Seton Hall was playing very good basketball. However, the Pirates have lost by 17 at Creighton and 20 at Marquette. Nova has covered in its last three at home and the Wildcats make it very difficult for visitors. The public betting is strongly with Villanova today and I like the Wildcats as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: VILLANOVA -12.5