Seton Hall vs. DePaul Big East Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The Big East conference tournament continues Wednesday as the No. 7 seed Seton Hall Pirates (17-14, 10-10 Big East) face off against the No. 10 seed DePaul Blue Demons (9-22, 3-17 Big East) at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 5:30 PM on Fox Sports 1. Seton Hall is a 4.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under set at 138 points.
Seton Hall vs. DePaul Odds
- Seton Hall odds to win: -218
- DePaul odds to win: +180
- Spread: Seton Hall (-4.5)
- Total: 138
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 5:30 PM ET
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Where: New York City, New York
- Venue: Madison Square Garden
Who Will Win Seton Hall vs. DePaul?
Seton Hall and DePaul Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 4.5-point favorites this season, Seton Hall is 6-3 against the spread.
DePaul has a 6-10-1 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 4.5 points or more.
Between them, these two teams average 1.5 more points per game (139.5) than this matchup’s total (138).
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.4 more points per game (142.4) than this game’s over/under of 138 points.
The average point total for Seton Hall’s games this season is 4.3 fewer points than the total of 138 in this matchup.
The average total for Blue Demons games this season is 10.3 more points than the point total of 138 in this outing.
The Pirates have gone 16-13-1 ATS this season.
The Blue Demons have an 11-18-2 record against the spread this year.
Seton Hall Stats & Insights
Seton Hall outscores opponents by 3.5 points per game (scoring 68.6 per game to rank 261st in college basketball while allowing 65.1 per outing to rank 43rd in college basketball) and has a +109 scoring differential overall.
The 31.7 rebounds per game Seton Hall averages rank 184th in the country. Its opponents collect 31.3 per outing.
The Pirates make 5.9 three-pointers per game (320th in college basketball) at a 33% rate (245th in college basketball), compared to the 6.3 their opponents make while shooting 30.6% from deep.
Seton Hall averages 90.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (271st in college basketball), and gives up 85.5 points per 100 possessions (44th in college basketball).
The Pirates are posting 70.9 points per game at home. Away from home, they are averaging 66 points per contest.
DePaul Stats & Insights
DePaul is being outscored by 6.4 points per game, with a -198 scoring differential overall. It puts up 70.9 points per game (192nd in college basketball), and allows 77.3 per outing (344th in college basketball).
DePaul loses the rebound battle by 6.3 boards on average. It records 29.7 rebounds per game, 291st in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 36.
DePaul hits 8.2 three-pointers per game (89th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.4 on average.
DePaul scores 88.6 points per 100 possessions (300th in college basketball), while conceding 96.6 points per 100 possessions (311th in college basketball).
The Blue Demons are scoring more points at home (75.4 per game) than away (66.4).
Seton Hall Key Players to Watch
The scoring leader for the Pirates this season is Al-Amir Dawes, who averages 12.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game.
Tyrese Samuel is Seton Hall’s leading rebounder, pulling down 5.5 per game, while Kadary Richmond is its best passer, distributing 4.1 assists in each contest.
The Pirates get the most three-point shooting production out of Dawes, who makes 2.4 threes per game.
Richmond and KC Ndefo lead Seton Hall on the defensive end, with Richmond leading the team in steals averaging two per game and Ndefo in blocks averaging 1.9 per contest.
DePaul Key Players to Watch
Umoja Gibson’s points (15.8 per game) and assists (4.6 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Blue Demons’ leaderboards.
Eral Penn is at the top of the DePaul rebounding leaderboard with seven rebounds per game. He also scores 8.7 points and adds 0.7 assists per game.
Gibson is reliable from deep and leads the Blue Demons with 2.7 made threes per game.
DePaul’s leader in steals is Gibson (1.9 per game), and its leader in blocks is Penn (one per game).
Seton Hall vs. DePaul Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Seton Hall (-4.5)
- Pick OU:
Seton Hall 74, DePaul 67
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