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Villanova Wildcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Betting Preview

Seton Hall PiratesVillanova Wildcats
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Seton Hall Pirates vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


Seton Hall travels to Villanova on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 15-3 record with a victory over the Wildcats.

Villanova battles the Pirates, currently sitting with a 15-3 mark (10-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 11-4 for the Wildcats and 6-8 for the Pirates.

View Seton Hall vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 42 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pirates, who rate No. 10 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-72 victory for the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Villanova's No. 95 nationally ranked offense (72.7 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 67 at 62.6 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 42.4% from the field, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 59-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 128 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Seton Hall was a 56-55 loser on the road against South Florida. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Pirates endured a 56-55 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Jordan Theodore at Sun Dome.

Villanova lost its last outing, an 82-78 result against Cincinnati on January 14. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. Maalik Wayns was dynamite, scoring 39 points and adding 13 rebounds but Cincinnati still won, 82-78, over Villanova on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing South Florida are 2-7
After a loss are 5-5

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 3-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pirates at Wildcats trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Villanova
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Seton Hall
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Seton Hall home to Notre Dame, Wednesday, January 25
Villanova at St. John's, Saturday, January 21