The No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates (2-0) take on the No. 3 Michigan State Spartans (1-1) at the Prudential Center. The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 14, 2019.
Michigan State Spartans at Seton Hall Pirates ATS Prediction
The last time the Spartans played, they thoroughly outplayed the Binghamton Bearcats, 100-47. The Spartans had a much better free throw rate (0.230 vs. 0.033) and had a much better turnover percentage (4.6 vs. 24.6). Cassius Winston had a good game for Michigan State, putting up 17 points and 11 assists.
The Pirates defeated the Stony Brook Seawolves in their last contest, 74-57. The Pirates had a much better turnover percentage (11.2 vs. 20.1) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 25.7). With 10 points and 10 rebounds, Seton Hall’s Romaro Gill had a solid outing.
The offense of Seton Hall will square off against the stingy defense of Michigan State. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Pirates rank 142nd in offensive efficiency, while the Spartans are 24th in defensive efficiency. The Spartans figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.
Michigan State at Seton Hall Odds Pick
Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Seton Hall
Michigan State averages 5.2 blocks per game, which ranks eighth in the country. Seton Hall ranks 242nd in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
The Spartans average 40.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the country. The Pirates rank 204th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
Seton Hall ranks 73rd in steals per game (7.1) while Michigan State ranks 242nd (5.2).
The Spartans average 18.4 assists per game, which ranks third in the country. The Pirates rank 154th in assists allowed per game (13.0).
Michigan State averages 21.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 185th in the NCAA. Seton Hall ranks 212th in three pointers allowed per game (23.4).