New Hampshire (2-6) vs Seton Hall Pirates (4-3)Date : 12/04/2018
Time : 6:30 pm EST
Location : The Prudential Center, South Orange, New Jersey
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New Hampshire vs Seton Hall Pirates
The Wildcats of New Hampshire will travel to the Prudential Center in South Orange, New Jersey, to face the Seton Hall Pirates on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Pirates halted a three-game winning streak in their last outing as they suffered the 70 – 65 home loss to the Louisville Cardinals as they allowed 9 three-pointers to the Louisville Cardinals while the Pirates only shot 3 for 18 for the night in a tough loss.
On the other hand, the Wildcats of New Hampshire lost their fifth straight game as they fell to the Bryant Bulldogs by a 75-65 score on the road as Bryant outscored the Wildcats 46-26 in the second half to erase a 10-point halftime lead for New Hampshire while also handing them the loss.
New Hampshire's Latest Performance :
And while Seton Hall has struggled from the offensive end, particularly in their last games, the Wildcats of New Hampshire have struggled all season as they are only averaging 71 points per game on 40% shooting on a nightly basis. On the other hand, the defense is ranked 256th in points allowed per game with 76 points per on 46% shooting. The Wildcats also turned the ball over 16 times in their last matchup where both teams shot 41% from the floor while the Bulldogs were able to get to the free-throw line much more than New Hampshire in making 17 – 25 attempts en route to the victory.
This was the third straight game where New Hampshire has allowed their opponents to score at least 75 points per game while the offense has failed to score 70 points in their last six outings, altogether. New Hampshire will certainly look to get things rolling on both sides of the court versus a Seton Hall team that took a severe step back in their last outing, yet, remains a dangerous team, particularly due to their ability to play lock down defense on their opponents.
Seton Hall Pirates's Latest Performance :
Seton Hall certainly had a rough start to the season in going 1-2 after their first three matchups. Nonetheless, they were able to rebound in winning three straight games before their prior outing versus the Louisville Cardinals at home. During this matchup, the Pirates certainly played the Cardinals close as they went down by only two points at the half. In the second half, Louisville grinded out an all-important victory while shooting only 43% from the floor while hitting nine of 27 3-pointers on the night.
On the other hand, Seton Hall was cold as ice from long range as they only nailed 3 – 18 of their 3-point attempts as this proved to be a huge catalyst in the loss. Myles Powell ended the night going 9-21 from the floor for Seton Hall as he ended with 23 points in the loss while Michael Nzei finished with 12 points on the night as he went 8-12 from the field.
In all, for a Seton Hall defense that has only allowed 67 points per game to their opponents all season, have now allowed 75 points per game to their opponents in their last two outings. They will certainly look to get back on track versus a New Hampshire team that has struggled on both ends of the court in 2018, yet will be looking for the all-important victory on Tuesday night.
How New Hampshire & Seton Hall Pirates Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
New Hampshire is 0 – 6 ATS while the OU is 2 – 4
Seton Hall is 4 – 3 ATS while the OU is 2-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be a game where the Seton Hall Pirates will certainly need to pick up a victory. They certainly possess the talent in which to pull out a victory versus a struggling New Hampshire Wildcats squad, however, they must be able to play much better on the offensive end in which to win with consistency in 2018. On the other hand, the Wildcats continue to struggle as their offense is essentially non-existent on a nightly basis while the defense has also begun to allow opponents to score more efficiently from the field recently. With that being the case, look for the Pirates to come out and take control of this game early and often in which to pick up a much-needed victory after a disheartening lost to the Cardinals.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Seton Hall Pirates
My reason for the pick :
As stated, New Hampshire has played much too inconsistently in which to back on the road or at home thus far in 2018. And despite their loss to Louisville in their last outing, Seton Hall played well enough to win in that contest yet suffer due to their inability to score consistently on the offensive end. In this matchup, look for the tables to turn for Seton Hall as they will get the sour taste out of their mouth of their loss to the Cardinals by picking up a much-needed, blowout victory versus a struggling New Hampshire squad that has seemingly become used to being blown out on a nightly basis.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
While I happen to believe that Seton Hall will certainly run the score up at some point during this game, the inability of the Wildcats in which to score leads me to back the under in this matchup. As stated, Seton Hall is beginning to obtain a reputation through their ability to play effective team defense. With that being the case, look for New Hampshire to struggle in this matchup throughout while the total will certainly not be surpassed as the end of the second half draws near as the Pirates have not performed well on the offensive end, either, lately.
Betting trends for New Hampshire:
- The Wildcat 0 – 5 ATS your last 5 games
- The under is 4-1 in Wildcats last five games
Betting trends for Seton Hall Pirates:
- The Pirates are 3-1 ATS in last 4 games
- The under is 4-2 in Pirates last 6 games