Seton Hall Hosts Villanova

Pirates of Seton Hall

Nova Looks to Avoid Back to Back Losses Against Seton Hall

The 4th-ranked Villanova Wildcats and the Seton Hall Pirates will meet on Wednesday at the Prudential Center. This key Big East matchup will be televised by Fox Sports 1 and the tip-off is scheduled for 8 pm EST.

Villanova will try to avoid rare back-to-back losses tonight. The Wildcats haven’t dropped two straight since the 2012-13 season. They lost to Louisville in the Big East Tournament and followed that up with a loss to North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament.

Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -6.5-point favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total opened at 161.5. The line has held steady, but the total has dropped to 160.5.

Jay Wright’s Wildcats’ have won the past four regular- season Big East titles. They currently sit in second place, one game behind No. 3 Xavier.  After the Cats’ 115th meeting with Seton Hall, the Wildcatsend the season at home to Georgetown.

Seton Hall Looking for 4th Straight Win

The Pirates outlasted St. John’s 81-74 in overtime at Madison Square Garden. It was their third consecutive victory. They won without forward Desi Rodriguez, who suffered an ankle sprain earlier in the week in a win at Providence.

Rodriguez, the Pirates leading scorer at 18.8 points per game, is questionable for Wednesday night’s game.

Seton Hall is also facing some off-the-court trouble. Former Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead’s name appeared alongside amounts of $26,136 and $37,657 in the loan ledger of NBA agent Andy Miller.  The widespread federal corruption investigation into college basketball is sparing no one it seems.

Rodriguez, Khadeen Carrington and Angel Delgado gives the Pirates a trio of experienced scorers. The three have a combined 4,875 career points. They are among the top 20 all-time scorers in the history of the program. Carrington leads the trio in 10th place, followed by Rodriguez at 15th, and Delgado a few spots behind at 18th.

No other class in program history had more than one player on the top-20 all-time scoring list.

Villanova Was Taken to Overtime in Last Outing

The Wildcats played its first overtime game of the season at Creighton. It was also the first since an 82-79 loss to Providence in January 2016. The Bluejays rallied from a 68-60 deficit with 4:30 remaining in regulation to force overtime. They then outscored the Wildcats in OT to post an 89-83 win.

Villanova beat Seton Hall this earlier this season. The Wildcats broke open a close game in the second half to win 92-76 on Feb. 4. Omari Spellman posted one of his nine double-doubles with 26 points and 11 rebounds. The Wildcats have won six of the last seven against Seton Hall.

Jalen Brunson leads six Wildcat players in double figures with 19.3 points a game. Brunson was the Big East’s preseason player of the year and a national player of the year candidate.

Villanova has lost only 15 games since the new Big East was configured in 2013. Seton Hall, Butler and Creighton are tied for the most wins against the Wildcats. All the programs have three apiece.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Villanova 25-4 18-10-1 87.48 71.21 16.27 8-4 6-5 20-9 10-2 6-5
Seton Hall 20-9 13-16 79.62 73.52 6.1 6-9 5-6 18-10 8-6 8-3

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
VILLA 16.72 10.34 1.62
SETON 16.03 13.00 1.23
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
VILLA 9.21 25.97 35.18
SETON 12.48 25.72 38.2
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
VILLA 50.84 43.75 7.09
Team Records

Villanova Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 25-4 15-1 10-3 18-10-1 11-5 7-5-1 87.48 71.21 16.27
Last 10 7-3 5-1 2-2 6-4 5-1 1-3 86.70 76.50 10.20
vs Conf 12-4 7-1 5-3 9-7 6-2 3-5 88.63 77.06 11.57

Seton Hall Pirates

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-9 15-3 5-6 13-16 8-10 5-6 79.62 73.52 6.10
Last 10 5-5 2-2 3-3 4-6 1-3 3-3 80.60 79.30 1.30
vs Conf 9-7 5-2 4-5 7-9 3-4 4-5 78.88 78.69 0.19

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 87.48 1 73.52 167
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 85.92 2 68.61 123
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 34.85 112 33.00 115
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 79.62 47 71.21 118
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 80.33 80 72.38 78
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 39.28 44 33.85 70

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Villanova 7-3 4-6 3-7 73.00 32.20 44.63 37.10 84/229 6.30
Seton Hall 3-7 6-4 3-7 63.20 29.90 40.48 34.30 64/200 5.70

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Feb 4, 2018 SETON 76 VILLA 92 -12.5 VILLA 156 O VILLA VILLA VILLA 37 41 50 50.8 31 36 7/18 12/29 1 5
Mar 10, 2017 SETON 53 VILLA 55 -10.5 SETON 135.5 U VILLA SETON Push 27 20 40.7 41.7 38 31 5/15 5/19 8 8
Feb 18, 2017 VILLA 92 SETON 70 6.5 VILLA 136.5 O VILLA VILLA VILLA 42 31 67.3 46.4 26 23 12/21 7/24 6 7
Jan 16, 2017 SETON 46 VILLA 76 -13.5 VILLA 140 U VILLA VILLA VILLA 23 36 29.1 47.4 33 39 7/28 12/26 4 9
Mar 12, 2016 SETON 69 VILLA 67 -6 SETON 139.5 U SETON Push VILLA 40 29 49.1 42.1 35 35 6/19 8/23 9 5
Jan 20, 2016 VILLA 72 SETON 71 7 SETON 139.5 O VILLA VILLA VILLA 35 33 45.8 41.4 35 32 10/19 7/18 1 6
Jan 6, 2016 SETON 63 VILLA 72 -15 SETON 141 U VILLA VILLA SETON 23 30 35.6 36.2 39 47 6/16 4/22 8 7
Feb 16, 2015 SETON 54 VILLA 80 -16.5 VILLA 134.5 U VILLA VILLA VILLA 20 36 32.3 49.1 36 37 9/28 12/27 4 8
Jan 3, 2015 VILLA 61 SETON 66 7.5 SETON 137 U SETON VILLA VILLA 27 31 31 35.5 47 42 5/24 2/15 5 9
Mar 13, 2014 SETON 64 VILLA 63 -10.5 SETON 137 U SETON VILLA SETON 34 26 45.5 37.9 34 38 8/19 4/19 1 9

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Villanova Wildcats

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 24, 2018 CREIG 83-89 L -7 165 L/O 41.10 78.57 12 A
Feb 21, 2018 DPAUL 93-62 W -18.5 154 W/O 59.65 71.43 10 H
Feb 17, 2018 XAVIR 95-79 W -1 164.5 W/O 60.32 60.00 16 A
Feb 14, 2018 PROV 71-76 L -9.5 152.5 L/U 50.00 72.73 3 A
Feb 10, 2018 BUTLR 86-75 W -9.5 157.5 W/O 50.85 86.96 6 H

Seton Hall Pirates

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 24, 2018 STJON 81-74 W 2.5 146.5 W/O 49.18 80.00 5 A
Feb 21, 2018 PROV 89-77 W 1 149 W/O 54.72 68.57 7 A
Feb 18, 2018 DPAUL 82-77 W -9.5 149.5 L/O 43.08 70.37 7 H
Feb 14, 2018 XAVIR 90-102 L 6.5 159 L/O 43.06 89.47 11 A
Feb 10, 2018 GTOWN 80-83 L -5 151.5 L/O 45.59 75.00 9 A

Next up:
Villanova home to Georgetown University Saturday, March 3
Seton Hall home to Butler Saturday, March 3

 

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