Villanova vs Seton Hall 2020 College Basketball Game Preview & Betting Odds

Villanova vs Seton Hall 2020 College Basketball Game Preview & Betting Odds

Written by on March 4, 2020

The eighth-ranked Seton Hall Pirates will look to take care of business when they host the 14th-ranked Villanova Wildcats in their mid-week Big east battle on Wednesday. With the Pirates looking to claim the regular season conference crown and the Wildcats looking to find some consistency prior to March madness,  let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their College Basketball Odds for the Villanova vs Seton Hall.

Villanova vs Seton Hall 2020 College Basketball Game Preview & Betting Odds

Why Bet On Villanova

The Wildcats had their four-game winning streak snapped in their 58-54 home loss to Providence on Saturday. Collin Gillespie scored a team-high 13 points but team leader Saddiq Bey was held to a modest 11 points on 4 of 10 shooting in the loss. Villanova shot a pitiful 5 of 30 from beyond the arc and just 9 of 18 from the free throw line.

“They were tougher and made more intelligent plays down the stretch,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright said afterward.

Bey leads Villanova in scoring with 15.9 points per game while Gillespie averages 15.4 points per contest. Villanova averages 73.1 points per game (119th) while allowing 65.9 points per game defensively (78th). The Wildcats have gone 7-3 on the road this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 73.1
  • Field Goal %: 43.81
  • Three Point %: 35.63
  • Free Throw %: 76.61
  • Total Rebounds: 36.41

Defense

  • Total Score: 65.93
  • Field Goal %: 42.91
  • Three Point %: 31.51
  • Free Throw %: 70.52
  • Total Rebounds: 34.48

Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends

  • Villanova are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • Villanova are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Seton Hall.
  • Villanova are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
  • Villanova are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games played in March.

Why Bet On Seton Hall

The Pirates were on the March madness bubble, but they’ve won three straight and might have sealed their bid by winning three straight including a thrilling 88-79 win over Marquette on Saturday as Myles Powell scored a team-high 28 points and

Sandro Mamukelashvili added a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds in the win. Now, the Pirates have a chance to claim the regular season Big East championship.

“He’s a dynamic player. He spread the floor for us, he does a lot of good things,” said Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard said of Mamukelashvili, a 6-11 junior forward. “He takes a lot of pressure off Myles. Having him back and seeing him round into form has given us a nice added dimension.”

Powell leads Seton Hall in scoring with 21.5 points per game while Mamukelashvili averages 11.7 points per contest. Seton Hall averages 75.1 points per game (74th) while allowing  67.2 points per game defensively (118th). The Pirates have gone 11-3 at home this season.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 75.14
  • Field Goal %: 44.68
  • Three Point %: 33.03
  • Free Throw %: 72.08
  • Total Rebounds: 37.29

Defense

  • Total Score: 67.18
  • Field Goal %: 39.31
  • Three Point %: 30.47
  • Free Throw %: 70.83
  • Total Rebounds: 37.29

Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends

  • Seton Hall are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games.
  • Seton Hall are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • Seton Hall are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Villanova.
  • Seton Hall are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in March.

Villanova vs Seton Hall Expert Analysis and Prediction

While the underdog in this Big East rivalry has gone 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings, I don’t think that’s going to be the case this time around as favored Seton Hall gets the win and narrow ATS cover. Villanova has the big edge in coaching and the Wildcats are always dangerous at this time of year. However, with  regular season title and the top-seed in the conference tournament on the line, I expect the Pirates to show up in a big way in this matchup. Not only that, but I genuinely believe that Myles Powell and Sandro Mamukelashvili will be the two best players on the floor in this matchup. Seton hall has gone 13-3 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Big East conference while Villanova has gone an uninspiring 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings against Seton Hall. Give me the Pirates minus the points, to get it done!

Pick: Seton Hall 77 Villanova 71

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