Seton Hall vs. Villanova Prediction
Can No. 25 Villanova avenge a recent loss to Seton Hall when the two teams meet up in the Big Ten Tournament final tonight at 6:30PM ET?
629 Seton Hall vs. 630 Villanova
Saturday, March 16, 2019
6:30PM ET – Madison Square Garden
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Villanova is favored in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -4 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 135 points. The public betting currently has 53 percent going on Seton Hall as the underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Seton Hall on a hot streak
Seton Hall edged Marquette last night, 81-79 in the semifinal. The Pirates have won and covered the spread in four straight, including a 79-75 win over Villanova a week ago. Seton Hall is 20-12 on the season, 11-9 in Big East games, 6-0 on a neutral floor, 16-16 against the spread and 18-13 with the under.
The Pirates are putting up 74.0 points per game this season while shooting 44.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Seton Hall is scoring 71.4 points per game while holding opponents to 42.7 percent shooting. Myles Powell is leading the team this season with 22.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while Myles Cale is adding 10.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest.
Nova tops Xavier in OT
The Villanova basketball team needed overtime to best Xavier last night, 71-67. Nova has won four of its last five, with the loss to Seton Hall being the one outlier. Villanova is now 24-9 on the season, 15-5 in Big East games, 6-1 on a neutral floor, 20-13 against the spread and 19-11-2 with the under.
Nova is a strong defensive team that is allowing just 66.9 points per game while opponents shoot 43.5 percent against them. Offensively, Villanova is putting up 74.5 points per game while shooting 44 percent as a team. Phil Booth is averaging 18.7 points per game to lead the team while Eric Paschall is adding 16.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Seton Hall is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight following a win and 18-7-1 ATS in its last 26 games on a neutral site.
The Wildcats are 38-17 ATS in their last 55 games following a win and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 on a neutral site.
These two split the first two meetings, with both home teams winning. Villanova hammered Seton Hall at home, 80-52, while Seton Hall earned just a 4-point win at home last week thanks to an 18-point run late in the game. Nova seems to be the better team, the Wildcats just let their guard down last week. I don’t think that will happen tonight. While Nova had an OT game last night, Seton Hall played later and had a physical game with Marquette. I think the Pirates will be the team a little more worn down tonight.
College Basketball Prediction: Villanova -4