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Villanova favored by 2.5 against Seton Hall on Monday

Villanova WildcatsSeton Hall Pirates
Feb 25, 9:00 PM | Prudential Center

Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

18-10TEAM RECORD13-15

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.

View Villanova vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Villanova at Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 3
Seton Hall at Providence, Tuesday, March 5