Seton Hall Pirates at Villanova NCAA Basketball Betting Action

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting has second-ranked Villanova hosting Seton Hall on Tuesday in a game that can be seen on ESPN U.

The Wildcats are 19-1 overall and have won 10 straight. They are coming off a 90-72 rout of Notre Dame in college basketball betting while Seton Hall lost in overtime to South Florida.

NCAA basketball betting has seen Villanova do almost as well against the spread as they have straight up. The Wildcats are scintillating 15-4 against the college basketball betting line this season. Three Wildcats are averaging in double-figures in scoring, led by Scottie Reynolds who is averaging 18.7 points per game.  Villanova leads the Big East in points per game (85.2) and free-throw shooting (75.5%).

Seton Hall lost another tough game last Thursday, losing 76-74 in overtime to South Florida.  It was the third overtime loss for the Pirates this season. Junior Jeremy Hazell scored a team-high 28 points on 9-for-20 shooting.  For the season, Hazell leads the Pirates and ranks second in the conference with 22.5 points per game. 

The series between Seton Hall and Villanova has been a long one. In fact, the Pirates have played more games (98) against the Wildcats than any other opponent.  Villanova owns a 61-37 all-time series lead and has won the last seven games. The last two were close though in college basketball betting as Villanova won 72-70, two seasons ago at The Pavilion and 89-85 in overtime last year at Prudential Center. Seton Hall is 5-13 all-time at The Pavilion at Villanova. They have lost nine in a row there.  It doesn’t look promising on Tuesday for Seton Hall in NCAA basketball betting since Villanova has won 35 straight at The Pavilion.  It should also be noted that Seton Hall has never defeated a team ranked #1, #2 or #3 in the nation by the Associated Press.  They are a combined 0-27 against teams, #1-3. 

The Pirates are 2-7 vs. the NCAA basketball betting odds in their last 9 vs. the Big East. The Pirates are 0-4 vs. the college basketball betting odds in their last 4 road games. The Pirates are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings against Villanova.

The Wildcats are 8-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last nine home games. The Wildcats are 20-8 in college basketball betting in their last 28 games overall.

Four of the last five Seton Hall games on the road have gone over in NCAA basketball betting. 12 of the last 14 Villanova games overall have gone over the total. In this NCAA basketball betting series, four of the last five have gone over.

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