Seton Hall vs. Louisville Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Louisville is the slight favorite in this game, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Pirates. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 143.5 points. Today’s game takes place from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and will air live on ESPN2.
Louisville is coming off a 66-57 loss at Purdue earlier this week to fall to 4-1 on the season. The Cardinals have struggled against the spread, going just 1-3 thus far. Louisville is putting up 76.8 points per game this season while allowing 63.8 per contest. Deng Adel is putting up 16.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season while Ray Spalding is adding 11.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Seton Hall is coming off an 89-79 win over Texas Tech earlier this week to improve to 6-1 on the year. The Pirates are 3-4 against the spread, covering in their last two. This is the first game Seton Hall hasn’t been favored. The Pirates are averaging 80.9 points per game on offense while giving up 63.8 per contest. Desi Rodriguez is leading the Pirates with 18.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while Angel Delgado is adding 13.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest.
Louisville has won five straight meetings with the Cardinals covering the spread in four of the last five. This isn’t the same Louisville team that we saw back then. Seton Hall is much different as well. The Pirates have been playing tougher competition throughout the young season. Louisville got its first real competition against Purdue and struggled. I think the struggles continue against Seton Hall today. The public betting is strong with Louisville, but I like Seton Hall.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL +3.5