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Feb 16, 2022

Seton Hall Pirates vs. UConn Huskies Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Seton Hall Pirates (15-8, 6-7 Big East) will travel to take on the UConn Huskies (17-7, 8-5 Big East) Wednesday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30 P.M. at the Gampel Pavillion in Mansfield, Connecticut and can be viewed on the CBS Sports Network. 

SCORE PREDICTION

UConn 74, Seton Hall 67 

BEST BETS

UConn -5 (-110) at Caesars 

SETON HALL PIRATES VS. UCONN HUSKIES PREDICTIONS

The Seton Hall Pirates enter this matchup after losing to the Villanova Wildcats 73-67 this past Saturday afternoon. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Pirates and are now 3-4 against ranked opponents this season. Seton Hall’s bench has been great on the season, outscoring the opponent's bench 603–343 in 19 of their 23 games. The Pirates are currently seventh in the Big East with a 6-7 conference record. 

The 24th ranked UConn Huskies are coming off a 63-60 road win against the St. John’s Red Storm. The Huskies are now 14-1 this season when leading at the half, with Seton Hall being the only team to overcome the halftime deficit. Sunday’s victory of St. Johns was much needed as the Huskies had lost three of their last four prior games. UConn is third in the Big East with a conference record of 8-5. 

The first matchup between these two teams ended in overtime with Seton Hall winning 90-87. If you take a look back at the game it’s quite surprising that Seton Hall managed to win. UConn shot 60% from three, 47% from the field, and out rebounded the pirates 40-25. The difference maker was turnovers. UConn committed 19 turnovers while Seton Hall had just 12. I think UConn will do a better job at protecting the ball in this game and get the home win plus cover. 

SETON HALL PIRATES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING ODDS

  • Seton Hall +5 (-110)
  • UConn -5 (-110)
  • Over 137.5 (-110)
  • Under 137.5 (-110)

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SETON HALL PIRATES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big East
  • Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Venue: Gampel Pavilion
  • Location: Storrs, Connecticut
  • TV-Time: CBSSN - 8:30 p.m. ET

SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 15-8
  • ATS: 11-11
  • O/U: 9-13

The Seton Hall Pirates have gone .500 ATS with an 11-11-1 record. The Pirates are 2-3-1 ATS in their last six games and are 1-4 ATS in their last five matchups against UConn. The total has gone over in 10 of the Pirates 23 games. Following that trend, the total has gone under in six of their last eight games as well as going under in eight of their last ten games played on the road. 

Seton Hall’s offense is led by senior guard Jared Rhoden, who is averaging 15.4 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and 1.2 APG. As a team, the Pirates are averaging 75.4 PPG (76th), 10.5 APG (325th), 42.7 FG% (250th), 33.8 3PT% (184th), and 39.8 RPG (23rd). Although Seton Hall was able to get the win, in their first matchup against the Huskies they were out rebounded 25-40. They will need to do a better job on the glass if they want to take down the Huskies for the second time this season. 

All of Seton Hall’s loses has have come when they have allowed more than 70 points. On average this season, the Pirates are allowing 67.5 PPG (134th), 40.4 FG% (42nd), 31 3PT% (68th), while averaging 7.3 SPG (104th), and 5.4 BPG (15th). In their first matchup against UConn, the Pirates did a nice job forcing turnovers, creating 19 throughout the game. They did, however, allow the Huskies to shoot 60% from beyond the arc. 

UCONN HUSKIES BETTING ANALYSIS

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

  • SU: 17-7
  • ATS: 11-13
  • O/U: 16-8

The UConn Huskies have not been profitable ATS this season with an 11-13 record. The Huskies have not seen recent success either going 1-4 ATS in their last five games. They are however, 9-1 SU in their last 10 matchups against Seton Hall. The total has gone over in 16 of UConn’s 23 games this season including nine of their last 12. 

UConn has been in a bit of an offensive slum recently, averaging just 68 points over their last five games. On the season the Huskies are averaging 77 PPG (49th), 14.4 APG (94th), 43.3 FG% (217th), 35.2 3PT % (107th), and 41.5 RPG (6th). The Huskies offense is led by senior guard R.J. Cole, who is averaging 16.2 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 4.5 APG. UConn will need to limit their turnovers this time around after they gave the rock up 19 times in the first meeting against the Pirates. 

Aside from a game or two the Huskies defense has been playing well throughout the season. Entering this matchup, UConn is allowing 65.3 PPG (73rd), 39.5 FG% (23rd), 34 3PT% (207th), while averaging 6.8 SPG (154th), and 6.8 BPG (2nd). The Huskies allowed Seton Hall to shoot 54.2% from the field in their first matchup. If UConn can bring that percentage down, it should put them in a good position to win the game.

Seton Hall is 3-14 SU in its last 17 matchups against UConn. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - SETON HALL PIRATES

  • Record: 15-8
  • PS/G: 75.4 (76th)
  • PA/G: 67.5 (138th)
  • ORtg: 106.7 (93rd)
  • DRtg: 95.6 (84th)

INSIDE THE STATS - UCONN HUSKIES

  • Record: 17-7
  • PS/G: 77 (49th)
  • PA/G: 65.2 (73rd)
  • ORtg: 108.5 (56th)
  • DRtg: 91.9 (29th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • HALL: Jared Rhoden - G (15.4 PPG, 6.8 REB, 1.2 AST)
  • HALL: Bryce Aiken - G (14.5 PPG, 2.1 REB, 2.7 AST)
  • CONN: R.J. Cole - G (16.2 PPG, 3.7 REB, 4.5 AST)
  • CONN: Adama Sanogo - F (14.9 PPG, 8.2 REB, 2 BLK)

SETON HALL PIRATES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING CONCLUSION

Seton Hall was able to sneak a win in the first matchup against UConn. I do not believe that will be the case on Wednesday. I expect UConn to dominate the rebounding category like they have all season, and minimize their turnovers which has been a problem in all of the Huskies losses. The Huskies have also been playing well at home with only two losses at Gampel Pavillion on the season. Laying the points with the Huskies in this one. 

SETON HALL PIRATES VS. UCONN HUSKIES BETTING TRENDS

  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Seton Hall's last eight games.
  • UConn is 4-1 ATS in its last five matchups against Seton Hall.
  • Seton Hall is 3-14 SU in its last 17 matchups against UConn.
  • UConn is 1-5 ATS in its last six games.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the last six matchups between UConn and Seton Hall.
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