Seton Hall Pirates (1-0) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-0)Date : 11/14/2018
Time : 7:30 pm EST
Location : Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Seton Hall Pirates vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Seton Hall Pirates will travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, to face the 25th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm EST, as this will be the first ever meeting amongst these two schools. With that being said, each have performed well early as the Cornhuskers picked up a blowout 87-36 home win over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Sunday night as the home team scored 52 points in the first half while allowing only 13 for the Lions as they cruised to victory. And while Nebraska shot 54% from the field, they allowed the Lions to shoot just 27% from the floor for the night.
The Pirates scooped up a win on November 6th in their opener versus the Wagner Seahawks as they got 30 points from Myles Cale as he went ten for 13 from the field along with hitting five of seven threes for the night. Seton Hall also shot over 50% from the field for the game.
Seton Hall Pirates's Latest Performance :
Seton Hall won their first game of the season on November 6th as they picked up a 40-point win over the Wagner Seahawks at home as they shot 52% from the field while making ten of 24 three pointers for the night. They not only outrebounded the Seahawks by a 37-28 margin but allowed them to shoot just 32% shooting from the floor along with 23% from three-point range.
They were never threatened by the Seahawks in this matchup and will certainly need to bring defensive intensity versus a Cornhusker squad that puts up 97 points per game. Of course, they will also need to take their shots on offense as they will certainly need to be efficient versus such a defensive minded squad as Nebraska.
Nebraska Cornhuskers 's Latest Performance :
Nebraska proved their overall defensive prowess for yet another game as they pounded the Southeastern Louisiana Lions by allowing just 35 points in their second straight game to begin the season. The Lions were only allowed 27% shooting from the field while hitting only 3 of 17 three-point attempts for the night. The Cornhuskers, on the other hand, were stellar from the floor in shooting 56% while going 8 for 25 from three-point range. They outrebounded the Lions by ten while racking up 25 turnovers for the contest. Finally, Nebraska had six players in double figures as James Palmer Jr led the way with 17 points while Glynn Watson Jr had 16 points and six boards for the game while also leading the team for the year in scoring with 18 points per game.
In all, the Cornhuskers are ranked 1, 2, and 3 in points allowed (35), field goal percentage allowed (23%), along with three-point percentage allowed (13%). In all, look for them to take advantage of an offense for Seton Hall that has put points on the board this year in averaging 89 points per.
How Seton Hall Pirates & Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Seton Hall is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 0-0
Nebraska is 2-0 ATS while the OU is 0-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be an interesting game in that you have two teams with stellar offenses while the Cornhuskers are solid on the defensive end. Also, the Seahawks are ranked in the top 40 in points allowed (49), field goal percentage allowed (32.1%) along with three-point percentage allowed (23%). With that being the case, expect a competitive contest throughout as the Cornhuskers will certainly not overlook this potent and dangerous Pirates squad at home.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Cornhuskers in this matchup as they are fully aware of how dangerous Seton Hall can be on the offensive and defensive ends. With that being said, look for them to be on their A game as they certainly would like to extend their winning ways over what is seemingly a quality Seton Hall opponent on Wednesday. In all, the home team will be the strong play as their defense will come to the rescue once again when all is said and done versus the Pirates.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in that it has been the play in six of the last eight games for the Cornhuskers. Also, with Nebraska playing at home while also possessing much of the momentum leading up to this game, look for them to control of the pace of this matchup. With that being said, look for the home team to lock down the Pirates offense early on while its offense will take advantage of opportunities by a Pirates defense that will struggle versus such a step up in competition. Nonetheless, look for the under to be the play in this matchup.
Betting trends for Seton Hall Pirates:
- The Over is 3-0 in Pirates last three games
- The Pirates are 3-1 ATS in last four road games
Betting trends for Nebraska Cornhuskers :
- The Cornhuskers are 7-3 ATS in the last ten games
- The Cornhuskers are 6-0 ATS in the last six home games
- The Under is 6-1 in Cornhuskers last seven games