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.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Seton Hall20-913-1679.6273.526.16-95-618-108-68-3

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Villanova Wildcats

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 107-35-12-26-45-11-386.7076.5010.20
vs Conf12-47-15-39-76-23-588.6377.0611.57

Seton Hall Pirates

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 105-52-23-34-61-33-380.6079.301.30
vs Conf9-75-24-57-93-44-578.8878.690.19


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense87.48173.52167
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense85.92268.61123
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed34.8511233.00115
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense79.624771.21118
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense80.338072.3878
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed39.284433.8570

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Seton Hall3-76-43-763.2029.9040.4834.3064/2005.70

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Feb 4, 2018SETON76VILLA92-12.5VILLA156OVILLAVILLAVILLA37415050.831367/1812/2915
Mar 10, 2017SETON53VILLA55-10.5SETON135.5UVILLASETONPush272040.741.738315/155/1988
Feb 18, 2017VILLA92SETON706.5VILLA136.5OVILLAVILLAVILLA423167.346.4262312/217/2467
Jan 16, 2017SETON46VILLA76-13.5VILLA140UVILLAVILLAVILLA233629.147.433397/2812/2649
Mar 12, 2016SETON69VILLA67-6SETON139.5USETONPushVILLA402949.142.135356/198/2395
Jan 20, 2016VILLA72SETON717SETON139.5OVILLAVILLAVILLA353345.841.4353210/197/1816
Jan 6, 2016SETON63VILLA72-15SETON141UVILLAVILLASETON233035.636.239476/164/2287
Feb 16, 2015SETON54VILLA80-16.5VILLA134.5UVILLAVILLAVILLA203632.349.136379/2812/2748
Jan 3, 2015VILLA61SETON667.5SETON137USETONVILLAVILLA27313135.547425/242/1559
Mar 13, 2014SETON64VILLA63-10.5SETON137USETONVILLASETON342645.537.934388/194/1919

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Villanova Wildcats

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 24, 2018CREIG83-89L-7165L/O41.1078.5712A
Feb 21, 2018DPAUL93-62W-18.5154W/O59.6571.4310H
Feb 17, 2018XAVIR95-79W-1164.5W/O60.3260.0016A
Feb 14, 2018PROV71-76L-9.5152.5L/U50.0072.733A
Feb 10, 2018BUTLR86-75W-9.5157.5W/O50.8586.966H

Seton Hall Pirates

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 24, 2018STJON81-74W2.5146.5W/O49.1880.005A
Feb 21, 2018PROV89-77W1149W/O54.7268.577A
Feb 18, 2018DPAUL82-77W-9.5149.5L/O43.0870.377H
Feb 14, 2018XAVIR90-102L6.5159L/O43.0689.4711A
Feb 10, 2018GTOWN80-83L-5151.5L/O45.5975.009A

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


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