Now, let’s find out if the Wildcats can cover the college basketball point spread as a whopping double-digit favorite.
In Depth Analysis On The Pirates Vs Wildcats Lines, Free Pick & TV InfoWhen: 6:30 PM ET, Friday, March 10, 2017
Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
NCAAB Odds: Villanova -11
Why Bet The Seton Hall PiratesSeton Hall (21-10 SU, 13-16-1 ATS) won their fifth straight game by getting pas Marquette 82-76 on Thursday as Khadeen Carrington and Myles Powell led the Pirates with 19 and 17 points, respectively. Angel Delgado chipped in 12 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists in the win and now Seton Hall looks to record their first win of the season against Nova in their third meeting.
“It’s like waking up on Christmas – you’re all excited, you go down, you open up the present and you’ve got a bunch of coal,” coach Kevin Willard told reporters. “No, they’re a fantastic team. They really are.”
Why Bet The Villanova WildcatsVillanova (29-3 SU, 17-14 ATS) obliterated St. John’s in their 108-67 win on Thursday as Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 25 points on 5-of-6 3-point shooting and Kris Jenkins chipped in 24 while draining five three-pointers to hand the Red Storm their worst loss in school history.
Big East Player of the Year Josh Hart added 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals while Eric Paschall scored 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting off the bench. The Wildcats shot an incendiary 63.2 percent and knocked down 15-of-29 from beyond the arc. “I think our guys had a great grasp of the scouting report and I think they played very intelligently,” Wright, whose team already has defeated the Pirates by a combined 52 points in two meetings this season, told reporters.
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionVillanova smacked Seton Hall senseless on two separate occasions this season, winning 76-46 at home on Jan. 16 as 13.5-point favorite and 92-70 at Seton Hall on Feb. 18 as a 6.5-point road fave. Seton Hall has gone 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. Villanova has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and a consistent 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games.
The Wildcats are far superior to their Big East rivals in this matchup and should win by at least 15 points.