The Seton Hall Pirates (15-8, 6-7 Big East) visit Gampel Pavilion to take on the No. 24 UConn Huskies (17-7, 8-5) Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Seton Hall vs. UConn odds and lines, and make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
After splitting two Big East road games, a win at St. John’s Sunday and a loss at Xavier Friday, UConn returns home where it has had success, going 10-2 so far this season.
While 17-7 on the season, UConn is just 3-3 over its last 6, covering just once. The Huskies are 11-13 against the spread (ATS) overall.
Seton Hall isn’t much better, posting an even 11-11 ATS mark. The Pirates are just 4-4 straight up (SU) on the road with an uglier record of 4-8-1 ATS overall in conference games.
The Pirates are led by 6-foot-6 G Jared Rhoden, who is averaging 15.4 points per game (PPG).
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Seton Hall at UConn odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Seton Hall +200 (bet $100 to win $200) | UConn -250 (bet $250 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Seton Hall +5.5 (-110) | UConn -5.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 136.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Seton Hall at UConn odds, lines, picks and predictions
UConn 76, Seton Hall 70
The Big East is too competitive to bet a favorite at -250. At the same time, UConn is 10-2 SU at home. At +200, Seton Hall is the only reasonable play, but I wouldn’t bet on an upset here.
LEAN to UCONN -5.5 (-110). UConn has been the better team this season.
The issues that Seton Hall has had on the road make it tough to trust. Its ability to cover conference games has also been lacking and is a clear trend to stay away from. Plus, Seton Hall is 3-4 ATS against ranked opponents.
UConn has edges offensively, scoring 77.0 PPG compared to Seton Hall’s 74.5. Defensively, UConn allows 65.3 PPG; Seton Hall yields 67.5 PPG.
Considering the play within the conference and the consistency on the season, I’d side with the home team here.
BET OVER 136.5 (-110).
The best bet in this game is the Over.
UConn has been covering Overs at a high rate, 16-8 O/U this season. It’s a league-best 9-4 O/U in conference games, while Seton Hall is tied with a league-worst 5-8 O/U in Big East games.
Last time these two teams met (Jan. 8), they were knotted at 77 after regulation before UConn won at Seton Hall 90-87 in overtime.
With both teams having quality offenses, I’d bank on the OVER 136.5 (-110) in this one.
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