Villanova favored by 2.5 against Seton Hall on Monday
Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the Villanova Wildcats pay a visit to Prudential Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Seton Hall will face the 18-10 Wildcats, who own a 17-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pirates are 8-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 9-15 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Seton Hall sat as 2.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 130 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 52. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 70-66 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seton Hall has the nation's No. 217-rated offensive output, at 65.9 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 135 allowing on average 64.8 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.
Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 92-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.9 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 246 nationally in scoring at home.
Villanova was a 60-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points leading the Wildcats to a 60-56 victory over Marquette at Villanova Pavilion on Saturday.
Seton Hall was a 79-61 loser in its last match on the road against Louisville. They covered the 19-point spread as underdogs. The Pirates got 17 points from Aaron Cosby, but it was Louisville that prevailed in a 79-61 final on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.
Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Marquette are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Providence are 6-4
After playing Louisville are 5-4
After a loss are 1-9
A few Wildcats at Pirates trends to consider:
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seton Hall
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games on the road
Villanova is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 7 games at home
Seton Hall is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home
Seton Hall is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Villanova
Villanova at Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 3
Seton Hall at Providence, Tuesday, March 5