The No. 10 Seton Hall Pirates (14-4, 6-0 Big East) put their eight-game winning streak on the line when they take on the Providence Friars (11-8, 4-2 Big East) at Prudential Center. The game begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
Providence Friars vs. Seton Hall Pirates Betting Prediction
The Friars are trying to rebound after their 78-74 loss to the No. 25 Creighton Bluejays in their last outing. Creighton made good use of their 25 trips to the charity stripe, converting on 20 of them (80.0 percent). Providence, meanwhile, was 13-18 (72.2 percent). David Duke was the top scorer from either team with 36 points on 12-for-18 shooting.
In the Pirates’ last game, they barely escaped the St. John’s Red Storm, 82-79. The Pirates made 22 of their 27 free throws (81.5 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.5 (above their season average of 28.2). With 14 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks, Romaro Gill had a solid outing for Seton Hall.
After splitting two games last season, these teams will battle for the first time this year. In the last contest, the Pirates won 65-63. The Pirates’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Friars. Seton Hall had a rate of 26.7, while Providence posted a mark of 16.7.
Seton Hall could dominate on the defensive side of the ball as they clash against one of the worst offenses in the country. The Pirates currently rank 26th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.441), while Providence is 305th in effective field goal percentage (0.468).
Providence Friars vs. Seton Hall Pirates Betting Pick
College Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Providence, O/U – Under
Seton Hall averages 38.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 68th in the NCAA. Providence ranks 226th in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
The Friars rank 19th in steals per game (9.2) while the Pirates rank 148th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
Seton Hall averages 6.2 blocks per game, which ranks eighth in the nation. Providence ranks 115th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
The Pirates rank 63rd in assists per game (14.7) while the Friars rank 98th in assists allowed per game (12.0).
The Friars have been outscored by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Providence has defeated opponents by an average of 5.2 points.
During their last five games, the Pirates have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.4 points per game (2.2 above their season average).