Pirates vs. Hoyas Prediction
The 12th-ranked Seton Hall Pirates are coming off their first loss in Big East Conference play heading into tonight contest at the Georgetown Hoyas. Will Seton Hall bounce back with a victory tonight?
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Capital One Arena at 8:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 147 points. As of Wednesday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Seton Hall. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Pirates stumble against Musketeers
Seton Hall lost by a score of 74-62 score at home Saturday versus Xavier to drop to 16-5 overall and 8-1 in Big East Conference play. The Pirates were outscored 35-23 in the first half and were unable to recover. Quincy McKnight led Seton Hall with 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point range plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also tallied three assists and three steals. Jared Rhoden accounted for 13 points and five rebounds. Sandro Mamukelashvili added 10 points and three boards off the bench.
Yurtseven completes rally for Hoyas
Georgetown rallied from 17 points down Sunday afternoon as an Omer Yurtseven layup with 10.5 seconds remaining put it ahead for good in a 73-72 win at St. John's. The Hoyas (13-9, 3-6 Big East) outscored the Red Storm 44-34 in the second half of the victory. Jahvon Blair led Georgetown with 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting including 5-of-11 at the charity stripe. He also registered five assists and three rebounds. Jagan Mosely accounted for 16 points, seven boards, five assists and three steals. Yurtseven recorded 13 points, 15 caroms and four assists. Jamorko Pickett contributed 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Terrell Allen added 10 points, five dimes, three blocks and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Pirates are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Seton Hall is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games as a favorite.
The home team is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings. The underdog is 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings.
Georgetown did not fare well in a 16-point loss at Seton Hall last month, but the rally against St. John's could help boost forward a team that has some intriguing talent on the roster. The Pirates showed they are beatable over the weekend and despite being a good squad, have overachieved some this season. This will be an important game for the Hoyas as they look to avoid falling backwards again. I'm taking the points and siding with the home team.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: GEORGETOWN HOYAS +3