The No. 10 Seton Hall Pirates (15-4, 7-0 Big East) will try to prolong their nine-game winning streak against the DePaul Blue Demons (13-7, 1-6 Big East) at Prudential Center. The game is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 143 points with Seton Hall opening as a 10.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sports Book.
DePaul Blue Demons vs. Seton Hall Pirates Free Prediction
The Blue Demons are trying to rebound after their 79-66 loss to the St. John’s Red Storm in their last matchup. St. John’s made 13 of their 32 three pointers (40.6 percent). DePaul, on the other hand, was just 4-25 (16.0 percent). Paul Reed had a good game for DePaul, finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
In the Pirates’ last matchup, they defeated the Providence Friars, 73-64. One of Seton Hall’s biggest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 25 trips to the line, while Providence went 16 times. Romaro Gill was the game’s top scorer with 17 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field.
This will be the second game of the season between these two squads. Powell scored a game-high 27 points in the first matchup, in which the Pirates topped the Blue Demons 74-66. He also put up five rebounds and five steals. Getting to the free throw line was one of Seton Hall’s largest strengths. They had 30 free throw attempts, while DePaul had 20.
Seton Hall should have the advantage on the defensive side of the ball. The Pirates rank 19th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.438), while DePaul is 150th in effective field goal percentage (0.505).
DePaul Blue Demons vs. Seton Hall Pirates Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – DePaul, O/U – Under
DePaul averages 8.8 steals per game, which ranks 22nd in the NCAA. Seton Hall ranks 150th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
The Blue Demons average 38.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 59th in the nation. The Pirates rank 186th in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).
DePaul averages 5.8 blocks per game, which ranks 12th in the country. Seton Hall ranks 135th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
The Pirates rank 121st in three pointers attempted per game (22.6) while the Blue Demons rank 227th (18.9).
Seton Hall averages 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 62nd in the country. DePaul ranks 145th in assists allowed per game (12.9).
The Blue Demons have been outscored by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. For the season, DePaul has defeated opponents by an average of 5.8 points.
During their last five games, the Pirates have scored an average of 77.0 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.8 points per game (2.6 above their season average).