Rhode Island vs. Seton Hall Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Seton Hall is favored at home, as the Pirates are getting odds of -4.5 points against Rhode Island. The over/under total for the game has been set at 147.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will air live on ESPNU.
Rhode Island is off to a 2-1 start to the season with an 88-81 loss at Nevada. The Rams are 0-1 against the spread this season, failing to cover in the lone loss. Rhode Island is putting up 84.3 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. Jared Terrell is leading the team with 18.3 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game. E.C. Matthews was averaging 14 points per game, but a wrist injury is keeping him out for a few weeks.
Seton Hall is 4-0 to start the season and 1-3 against the spread. The Pirates covered in an 84-68 win over Indiana. Seton Hall is putting up 82.8 points per game while allowing just 63.5 per contest. The Pirates are led by Desi Rodriguez, who is averaging 17 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while Angel Delgado is adding 12.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Delgado is questionable to play in this game as well as he is dealing with a calf injury.
Seton Hall has won its last three meetings with Rhode Island, while covering the spread in two of those three games. Both teams are dealing with injuries, but the Rams are definitely without Matthews while Delgado could still play for Seton Hall. The Pirates have the home-court advantage as well and the spread isn’t terribly big. The public betting is heavily with Seton Hall tonight and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL -4.5