At the onset of the season, Villanova was the understandable favorite to win the Big East Conference. After all coach, Jay Wright’s Wildcats have won the league in five of the last six seasons. However, Seton Hall has been at the point of the Big East standings for most of the season. While not as talented as Nova the Pirates are a scrappy and resourceful team. Most important of all they are one of the most profitable teams in CBB Betting. Saturday’s showdown of Seton Hall and Villanova rates a FOX national broadcast with good reason.
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Villanova Wildcats
|Date and Time:||Saturday, February 8, 2020, 2:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Seton Hall vs. Villanova TV Coverage:||FOX|
|CBB Betting odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Villanova Wildcats Overview
Villanova has an offshore bookmaker record of 17-4 straight up, 10-10-1 vs. the line and 9-12 under the total. Late results have the Wildcats getting the cash in three of their last four games. Nova has national rankings of 110th for scoring offense and 100th for points allowed.
By contrast, the Pirates have failed to cover three of their last four games. Seton Hall is 16-5 straight up, 14-7 against the spread and 9-11 under the total. Overall national metrics have the Pirates ranked 102nd for scoring offense and 77th for points allowed.
Key Pirates: G Myles Powell (21.4 PTS, 4.7 REB, 2.3 AST, 40.5 FGPCT, 78.2 FTPCT, 32.3 3PPCT), G Quincy McKnight (11.5 PTS, 3.3 REB, 5.3 AST, 42.9 FGPCT, 83.7 FTPCT, 34.3 3PPCT), F Sandro Mamukelashvili (9.9 PTS, 4.1 REB, 1.4 AST, 51.2 FGPCT, 55.6 FTPCT, 40 3PPCT)
Key Wildcats: G Collin Gillespie (15.3 PTS, 3.6 REB, 4.6 AST, 41.9 FGPCT, 84.0 FTPCT, 36.2 3PPCT), F Saddiq Bey (15.0 PTS, 5.2 REB, 2.5 AST, 47.5 FGPCT, 78.8 FTPCT 45.3 3PPCT), G Justin Moore (11.1 PTS, 2.8 REB, 2.0 AST, 40.3 FGPCT, 78.6 FTPCT, 36.2 3PPCT)
Seton Hall vs. Villanova Against the spread
The Pirates are:
- 6-5 against the spread in their last 11 road tilts
- 5-2 over the total when playing away from home
- 8-3 on vs. the odds in their last 11 matchups as a dog
- 7-2-1 over the total when getting points
- 7-4 vs. the board in their last 11 games against Villanova
- 5-10 under the total in their head to head series with the Wildcats
The Wildcats are:
- 12-6 against the spread in their last 18 home games
- 2-6 under the total in-home court action
- 6-1 vs. the odds in their last seven home games vs. Seton Hall
- 1-5 under the total when hosting the Pirates
- 5-3 vs. the line as a chalk
- 2-6 under the total when laying points
Seton Hall Pirates vs. Villanova Wildcats CBB Betting Picks
First place in the Big East is at stake here. As was previously noted Nova rates a strong CBB Betting value at home and when hosting The Hall. While the Wildcats have not been as profitable this season the Pirates will have their full attention. Further, Seton Hall has gained enough respect to bring the Villanova price down to a more reasonable level. In sum look for home court to provide the edge for Jay Wright’s Wildcats.
Seton Hall vs. Villanova CBB Bets pick: Villanova Wildcats
Seton Hall vs. Villanova CBB Bets Score Prediction: Villanova 76, Seton Hall 67