Pirates vs. Terriers Prediction
The seventh-seeded Wofford Terriers have been one of the best mid-major programs this season and will look to create waves in the NCAA Tournament beginning tonight when they face the 10th-seeded Seton Hall Pirates. Is a bet on Wofford the right play to make tonight as small favorites?
Thursday, March 21, 2019
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena at 9:40PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Terriers are a 2.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 145 points. As of Thursday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on Wofford. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Pirates edged by Wildcats
Seton Hall lost to Villanova by a score of 74-72 Saturday night in the Big East Tournament title game. The Pirates (20-13) trailed 28-26 at halftime in what was a closely contested game. Seton Hall shot 28-of-69 from the field, 7-of-25 from 3-point distance plus 9-of-11 at the free throw line. Myles Powell paced the Pirates with 25 points on 9-of-19 shooting including 4-of-9 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also accounted for five rebounds, four assists and three steals. Anthony Nelson contributed 12 points, two boards and two assists off the bench. Myles Cale added 10 points, two rebounds and two dimes.
Terriers extend win streak to 20
Wofford pushed its winning streak to 20 games 10 days ago as it downed UNC Greensboro by a final score of 70-58 in the Southern Conference Tournament title game. The Terriers (29-4) outscored the Spartans 43-27 in the second half after trailing by four at halftime. Wofford shot 21-of-48 from the field, 7-of-23 from 3-point range plus 21-of-24 at the free throw line. Fletcher Magee paced the Terriers with 20 points on 4-of-15 shooting including 4-of-13 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-9 at the charity stripe. He also recorded two steals. Nathan Hoover also scored 20 to go with five rebounds. Cameron Jackson added 15 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Pirates are 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. Seton Hall is 19-7-1 ATS in its last 27 neutral court games.
The Terriers are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. Wofford is 6-2 ATS in its last eight Thusrday games.
The Terriers have played some tough opponents in competitive fashion this season with the one exception being a lopsided loss to Kansas. They kept it close for the most part in a 78-67 loss to No. 1 seed North Carolina and have eight wins over top 100 foes. Seton Hall struggled at times with offensive efficiency this season and while its defense carried it at times, it goes up against an elite offense in Wofford. I don't see an inconsistent Seton Hall team keeping up here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: WOFFORD TERRIERS