College Basketball Picks – Seton Hall Pirates to Bounce Back Against Villanova Wildcats
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Here at Bookmaker Sportsbook, we’re always keeping a close eye on the hardwood, and this week, we’re set to make our college basketball picks in this duel in the Big East, as the Seton Hall Pirates take on the Villanova Wildcats.
On Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00 ET, the Seton Hall Pirates (15-3, 10-4 ATS) and Villanova Wildcats (8-10, 4-11 ATS) will get it on at The Pavilion in Philadelphia, PA. Here at Bookmaker Sportsbook, our college basketball picks for this duel are all set! The telecast will be shown nationally on ESPNU.
Things have at least turned around just a bit for the Wildcats, but if they really don’t get on a roll here in a hurry, they don’t stand a chance at finishing above .500 and qualifying for a postseason tournament. However, this is still a team that is talented and is able to be backed for your college basketball gambling picks.
Seton Hall really let one slip away over the weekend, coughing up a double digit lead in a defensive slugfest against the South Florida Bulls on the road. It was only the team’s third loss of the season. There hasn’t been much talking about this team this year, but this might be one of the better teams in one of the best conferences in America in spite of the loss.
Herb Pope has been a star for the Pirates over the past few years, and this is his signature year now that Jeremy Hazell has moved on. Pope is averaging 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, but he definitely has his flaws that are hurting the team. He already has 45 turnovers and 46 personal fouls on the campaign, and he struggles at the foul line, hitting just 64.5 percent from the charity stripe. Pope needs to be on his game if the Pirates are going to make for great college basketball betting picks in this one.
On the other side of the court, Pope will be facing Mouphtaou Yarou. Yarou is averaging 12.6 points and 8.2 boards per game, and he has had at least nine points for a struggling offensive team in six straight games.
Villanova is going to have to get its offense going as a whole, though. The team is averaging a rather healthy 72.7 points per game, but it is only shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from beyond the arc.
College Basketball Betting Pick – Villanova has dominated this series, winning nine in a row against the Pirates. That being said, Seton Hall is due for some success in this series, and though it is going to be on the road in this game, we think that it is going to get the job done behind a strong effort from Pope for yet another victory to boost its NCAA Tournament chances.
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