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Seton Hall vs. Villanova Predictions, Odds


  • January 19, 2021
  • By David Schwab
  • VegasInsider.com

The Seton Hall Pirates face a tough test on the road this Tuesday when they square off against the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats at Finneran Pavilion. Game time on FS1 for this Big East tilt is 9 p.m. (ET)

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Seton Hall-Villanova Betting Odds

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  • Spread: Villanova -9
  • Money-Line: Villanova -420 Seton Hall +320
  • Total: 139.5

Odds Subject to Change

The opening spread for Tuesday night favors the Wildcats by nine points at home. The betting line for the total is listed at 139.5 points. Seton Hall is 1-1 (straight-up and against the spread) halfway through its current four-game road trip.

The Pirates are 6-2 SU in Big East play with a 5-3 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of their last five games.

At 2-8 SU in its last 10 games against the Wildcats, Seton Hall does hold the 4-2 edge ATS in the last six meetings. It is also 4-1 ATS in its last five road games overall. However, the Pirates have lost 16 of 17 road games against Villanova SU.

The Wildcats are 8-1 SU (6-3 ATS) while dealing with multiple postponed games due to COVID concerns. They have not played a game since beating Marquette on Dec. 23 as -5.5-point road favorites.

The total has gone OVER in five of their previous seven games. Villanova has failed to cover in six of its last seven home games.

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Betting Analysis – Seton Hall Pirates

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 9-5
  • ATS: 9-5
  • SU - Home: 5-2
  • SU - Away: 4-3
  • O/U: 6-8

Guard Jared Rhoden had the hot hand with 18 points in Seton Hall’s eight-point road win this past Saturday against DePaul as four-point favorites. However, the Pirates were held scoreless from the field over the final nine minutes of that game.

Forward Sandro Manukelashvili has led the way in scoring this season with 18.1 points per game. Rhoden is next on that list at 15.6 points a game along with a team-high 7.1 rebounds.

Guard Myles Cale rounds out the top three scorers with 11.6 PPG. The Pirates, as a team, are averaging 74.9 points while shooting 45.8% from the field and 33.1% from three-point range.

They are pulling down 35 rebounds a game while giving up an average of 71 PPG on defense.

Betting Analysis – Villanova Wildcats

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 8-1
  • ATS: 6-3
  • SU - Home: 2-1
  • SU - Away: 6-0
  • O/U: 5-4

Along with a fair share of rust from the extended layoff, Villanova’s current injury list remains a concern. Only nine different players have logged playing time this season.

Guard Caleb Daniels and forward Eric Dixon are listed as questionable for Tuesday’s game.

Forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has led the way in both points (16.2) and rebounds (7.6). Guard Collin Gillespie is next in scoring with 15.3 PPG while connecting on 43.9% of his shots from the field and 44.4% from three-point range. Guard Justin Moore is adding 13.4 points a game.

The Wildcats have averaged 80.1 points through their first nine outings while connecting on 47.5% of their shots. This drops to 37.5% outside the three-point line.

Defensively, Villanova has allowed an average of 67.1 PPG with 32 of its 35 rebounds on that end of the court.

Inside the Stats – Seton Hall Pirates

  • PS/G: 74.9 (120th)
  • PA/G: 71 (199th)
  • Off Rtg: 106.5 (108th)
  • Def Rtg: 100.9 (229th)

Inside the Stats – Villanova Wildcats

  • PS/G: 80.1 (46th)
  • PA/G: 67.1 (103rd)
  • Off Rtg: 119.4 (8th)
  • Def Rtg: 100 (213th)

Key Players to Watch

  • HALL - Sandro Mamukelashvili (18.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG)
  • HALL -Jared Rhoden (15.6 PPG, 7.1 RPG)
  • NOVA - Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (16.2 PPG, 7.6 RPG)
  • NOVA - Collin Gillespie (15.3 PPG, 4.2 APG)

Seton Hall-Villanova Predictions

The Pirates are just 3-3 ATS in their last six games but this could be a great opportunity to take advantage of an inflated spread. Villanova has not played a game in almost a month and its lineup remains shorthanded.

There is always a risk going against a basketball power at home but there are more than a few extenuating circumstances in this matchup.

I 'd also go with the UNDER on Tuesday night. Rust could be a big factor when it comes to Villanova scoring its average. The Wildcats may have to dial up their defense to grind out the SU win.

  • Score Prediction: Villanova 68 Seton Hall 65
  • Best Bets: Seton Hall +9
  • Best Bets: UNDER

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