Where will the College Basketball Betting Line point to? Pirates or Wildcats?
Seems like bubble teams such as the Seton Hall Pirates use the end of the regular season in search of a statement maker. And Seton Hall could make no bigger call for attention than a win over the Villanova Wildcats. Because Villanova is one of the elite teams on the College Basketball betting line board. Head coach Jay Wright has built a perennial power at Villanova. Most of all Wright’s Wildcats are just two years removed from a national title. Armed with the top offense in the country Villanova should pick apart the leaky Seton Hall defense.
Villanova Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates
Date and Time: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Villanova||-6 (-110)||161½ (-110)|
|Seton Hall||+6 (-110)||161½ (-110)|
Wildcats vs. Pirates TV Coverage: FS1
Villanova Wild Cats
Despite Saturday’s 89-83 upset loss at Creighton Villanova has been a great value this season. Overall the Wildcats are 25-4 straight up and 19-10 vs. the College Basketball betting Line. Recently Villanova has paid in five of their last eight games. Essential to Villanova’s profitably is their number one ranked offense. Also noteworthy is over the total has cleared in nine out of their last ten games. Despite all of the acclaim that Nova receives they are a half game behind Xavier for first place in the Big East. Maybe a case of “being the hunted” is a growing as a betting factor for Villanova.
Junior guard Jalen Brunson is the man to watch for the Wildcats. Most of all Brunson is the trigger man for the score machine offense of Nova. Serving as the point man, he leads the team with 19 points per game. Beyond that Brunson forces defenses to emphasize coverage on him. While defenses key on Brunson opportunities pop for the rest of the Wildcats.
Seton Hall Pirates
Betting value has been a recent issue for the Seton Hall Pirates. Five losses vs. the line in their last seven games is a turnoff. Over the total has had the hot hand with eight payouts in The Hall’s last nine games. Defensively this game could pose big problems for the Pirates. Nationally, Seton Hall ranks a distant 209th for scoring defense. Hence, against the potent Villanova offense this is likely to get ugly. Not only is Brunson a handful but the rest of Villanova should find plenty of opportunity.
Team vs. Team
Head to head Villanova has had the recent Sportsbook online advantage in this series. First, the Wildcats have paid out in three of the last four meetings. Under the total has paid in three of the last five meetings. Especially relevant is Villanova’s dominant 92-70 payout at Seton Hall last year. High scoring games in this series are common. Over the total has cleared in four of the last five at Seton Hall in this series.
Matchup to Watch
Because of the Villanova offense and lack of Seton Hall defense this is a mismatch. Villanova has a strong College Basketball Betting Line floor advantage. Another rout is likely.
Wildcats vs. Pirates -NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion Villanova has the proven ability to get the cash. Few teams can match their board value. In addition, the Wildcats have proven they can cover big numbers. Home court has not been an advantage for The Hall. Finally, with all of that in mind Villanova is the pick.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Villanova Wildcats
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Wildcats 94, Pirates 71
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