A key Big East tournament battle sees the Providence Friars travelling to Madison Square Garden to face Seton Hall Tuesday.
It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match. [ Read the Big East Tournament Preview as well ]
No. 15 Providence battles No. 10 Seton Hall on Tuesday afternoon. The Friars are just 1-6 ATS in their past seven games vs. the Pirates.
Seton Hall will face the 15-16 Friars, who own a 13-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pirates are 11-15 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Friars are 14-11 favoring the OVER.
Seton Hall opened as 5-point favorites at GTbets in this College Basketball tilt.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Pirates and the No. 140-ranked Friars, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-68 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seton Hall's No. 158-ranked offense, averaging 68.7 PPG, against a Friars defense that ranks No. 230 at 68.9 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Friars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 251-rated mark, allowing 73.1 points per game on the highway. Seton Hall, on the other hand, rates No. 136 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Providence, they were a 75-69 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. They covered in the match as a 11-point underdog. The Friars endured a 75-69 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish on Friday, despite an 18 -point effort from LaDontae Henton at Joyce Center.
Seton Hall was an 86-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Seton Hall was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by DePaul and falling by an 86-58 score at Allstate Arena.
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
After playing Notre Dame are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing DePaul are 5-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Friars at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 6 games when playing Providence
Seton Hall is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games