Providence is Favored To Remain Perfect in Big East Play
Two of the most recent hires in the Big East will meet for the first time as head coaches when second-year head coach Shaheen Holloway leads visiting Seton Hall against Providence and first-year head coach Kim English. When looking at the Seton Hall at Providence tips, the Friars are favored to win and remain undefeated at home.
Providence has won four of the last six games against Seton Hall. However, the last time the teams met, it was Seton Hall cruising to the 82-58 win.
The college basketball picks have Providence as the 7.5-point favorite as it is the 11th time in the last 13 meetings between the Pirates and Friars that the home team is favored.
When looking at the NCAA basketball injuries, forward David Turek, who has only played in two games for Seton Hall this season, is questionable while guard JaQuan Harris is out.
Sophomore guard Justyn Fernandez is out for Providence.
Providence (+1000) is fifth in the odds of winning the Big East title with Seton Hall well back at +8000 in the Big East championship odds.
Providence moved up two spots to No. 23 in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches polls. Seton Hall is not receiving votes in either poll.
Newcomers Looking to Mesh at Seton Hall
Seton Hall had one of the signature wins in the early portion of the Big East schedule when the Pirates rolled to a 15-point win at home against defending national champion UConn. However, the Pirates fell at Xavier 74-54 in the next game.
The additions of transfers Jaden Bediako from Santa Clara, Dylan Addae-Wusu from St. John’s and Elijah Hutchins-Everett from Austin Peay to go with freshman Isaiah Coleman means that four of the eight Pirates averaging at least 10 minutes per game weren’t with the program last season. Keep that in mind when looking at the Seton Hall vs Providence tips for this matchup.
The total has landed under in five of Seton Hall’s last six games.
New-Look Friars Doing Just Fine
There have been plenty of changes at Providence with five of the top seven scorers from last year’s team needing to be replaced while head coach Ed Cooley made the unusual Big East-to-Big East move when he left the Friars to take the job at Georgetown.
Returning starters Bryce Hopkins and Devin Carter are both averaging more than 16 points per game and are also the top two rebounders for the Friars. When it comes to the Seton Hall vs Providence tips, keep an eye on the NCAAB player props for both Hopkins and Carter.
English came to Providence from George Mason. Providence’s No. 3 and 4 scorers (Josh Oduro and Davonte Gaines) followed English to Providence.
The total has gone under in 12 of Providence’s last 15 games.
Providence had won four of the previous five meetings before Seton Hall took a 19-point at halftime and rolled to the 82-58 road win as the eight-point underdog. It was just the second game with a double-digit margin of victory in the last nine meetings.
Something to consider when looking at NCAAB scores and odds is that the visiting team has won four of the previous five meetings between Seton Hall and Providence.
Seton Hall vs Providence Betting Preview
Providence and Villanova are the only two Big East teams yet to lose in conference play.
Providence is 10-0 at home while Seton Hall has dropped both of its true road games so far this NCAAB season.
Five of the last seven matchups between Providence and Seton Hall went over the total. The total has been set at 138 for this NCAAB matchup as only one of the last seven games between the teams had a total over 140.
Providence is 9-1 outright when listed as the favorite while Seton Hall is 2-4 as an underdog (0-2 as the road underdog).
The Friars are 4-3-1 against the spread as a home favorite this season. Seton Hall has failed to cover in both of its games as the road underdog.
There are so many new faces on both sides that there probably will be little carryover from what happened the last time that Seton Hall played at Providence. Look for a better effort from the Friars in this matchup.
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