Seton Hall Vs Arkansas Betting Lines, Pick & TV Info

Posted by Eric Williams on Friday,March 17, 2017 11:45, EDT in

The ninth-seeded Seton Hall Pirates and eight-seeded Arkansas Razorbacks will square off in a first round matchup that looks like it could be one of the most exciting NCAA Tournament openers on the entire 2017 docket. With Arkansas a slight, 1-point favorite in this matchup, let’s find out where the NCAA basketball betting lines value lies in this intriguing pairing.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Seton Hall Pirates Vs Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Lines, Pick & TV Info

When: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:30 PM ET
Where: Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, South Carolina
TV: TNT
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: Arkansas -1

 

 

Why Bet The Seton Hall Pirates Odds at +1

Seton Hall (14-16-1 ATS) had their five-game winning streak snapped in their heartbreaking 55-53 loss to Villanova in the Big East conference tournament championship, but the Pirates have held four of their last six opponents to 64 points or less, so there’s plenty of hope they can win their NCAA Tournament opener.

Seton Hall averages a solid 73.3 points per game (177th) on 45.0 percent shooting from the field (139th) and 33.7 percent from three-point distance (245th). The Pirates allow 70.2 points per game (120th) on 43.2 percent shooting from the field (144th) and 34.0 percent from three-point distance (130th).

The Pirates have four double-digit scorers on their roster and are led by 6-10 junior forward Angel Delgado, who leads the nation with 26 double-doubles and contributes 15.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.

Guard Khadeen Carrington averages a team-high 16.9 points per game while forward Desi Rodriguez contributes 15.9 points per contest.

Why Bet The Arkansas Razorbacks Odds at -1

The Razorbacks (17-15 ATS) had won three straight and eight of nine before falling to Kentucky 82-65 in the SEC tournament final Sunday.

Still, Arkansas averages an impressive 79.8 points per game (41st) on 46.1 percent shooting from the field (88th) and 36.4 percent from three-point distance (112th).

Arkansas gives up 74.0 points per game (38th) on 42.0 percent shooting from the field (83rd) and 33.2 percent from three-point distance (86th). The Razorbacks have a quartet of double-digit scorers on the roster and are led by guard Dusty Hannahs, (14.6 ppg).

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

While 59 percent of the betting public likes Seton Hall to get the win and ATS cover, I’m going to advise you to back the underrated Arkansas Razorbacks to get the win and ATS cover as a 1-point favorite.

While Seton Hall has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a winning record and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games, the Pirates are also just 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win. Conversely, Arkansas has gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite and a bankroll-boosting 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. I like the more offensively-explosive Arkansas Razorbacks to get the win and super narrow ATS cover.

My final score prediction is Arkansas 76 Seton Hall 72