Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Monday February 16, 2015. At 7:00 PM EST. On the FS-1 Television Network.
The (15-10) Seton Hall Pirates of the Big East Conference makes the trip from the Garden State to the City of Brotherly Love. Seton Hall will play the (23-2) and sixth-ranked Villanova Wildcats also of the Big East in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at The Pavilion on campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Sports Handicapper believes The Seton Hall Pirates have been competitive this season but needs to win the Tournament to get into the March Madness field of sixty-four. The Vilanova Wildcats have Final Four material, but they must get on a run for their confidence. The betting line has Seton Hall as a sixteen and a half-point road underdog Against The Spread, the betting odds total is not available for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Seton Hall Pirates have dropped their last four straight up, their latest a 69-62 road loss at Providence. The Pirates are in seventh place with a 5-8 record. Seton Hall is seventh in scoring with a 69.5 average per contest. The Pirates defense is fifth in the Conference. Junior Guard Sterling Gibbs is the team leader in scoring with nearly seventeen points per game. Freshman Isaiah Whitehead led the team with twenty in the loss at Providence and were second on the team with a thirteen points a game. The betting odds under the total are 7-2 Seton Hal last nine on Monday’s. “THE HALL” is 21-10 ATS their last thirty-one on the road. The underdog is 7-3 Against The Point Spread the last ten between the teams. The Seton Hall Pirates are 4-6 their last ten NCAA Basketball Expert Picks overall, going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total four. The key to a Seton Hall win is to play good interior defense. The Pirates are young up front, and the backcourt has to bring their A game.
The 2015 Villanova Wildcats have won six in a row both straight up and Against The Number. Villanova won 68-65 in their last game on the road at Butler. Villanova is a different team since their January 19th road loss to Georgetown. The Wildcats rank first in scoring defense and second in offense with an average of 74.5 points. Guards Darrun Hilliard II and Ryan Arcidiacono are the only Wildcats scoring in double-figures per contest. The betting odds under the total are 16-6-1 Villanova last twenty-three at home. The Wildcats are only 3-7 Against The Point Spread their last ten between the teams. The Villanova Wildcats are one of the hottest teams in College Basketball. Head Coach Jay Wright lit a fire under the team after the bad road loss in the Nations Capital. Forward JayVaughn Pinkston and the other interior players want to make a run in the 2015 NCAA March Madness Tournament.
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