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Connecticut Huskies vs Seton Pirates Prediction 12/20/2023

The Connecticut Huskies (10-1) travel to face off against the Seton Hall Pirates (7-4) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on CBSS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Connecticut Huskies vs Seton Hall Pirates

The Connecticut Huskies Are Coming Off A Win

The Huskies, who have a 10-1 record, are about to play their 12th game of the season. So far this season, all of their games have been on the road. As of today’s game, Connecticut holds a 5-4 record against the spread for the season. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

After 11 games, Connecticut has an over/under record of 4-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 146.4 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Huskies’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 155 points per game.

The Seton Hall Pirates Are Coming Off A Win

Seton Hall, who is getting ready for their 12th game of the season, currently has a 7-4 record. In their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Seton Hall has a 6-4 record. Seton Hall’s ATS record sits below .500 at 4-5. Thus far, they have gone 1-3 ATS on the road and 3-2 ATS at home.

Through 11 games, Seton Hall has an over/under record of 5-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 147.9 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Pirates’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 147 points per game.

Connecticut Offense Breakdown

Against Gonzaga, the Connecticut had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 86.4 points per game. They scored 76 points and posted a field goal percentage of 55.8% in the game. Donovan Clingan led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Cam Spencer contributed 15 points for the Huskies.

Tristen Newton (G) 16.3 6.7 6.0
Cam Spencer (G) 15.7 3.8 3.6
Alex Karaban (F) 15.2 6.0 1.5

Seton Hall Offense Breakdown

Seton Hall finished with 93 points in their game against Missouri. This total surpasses their season-average of 75.6 points per game. Kadary Richmond is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.7. Meanwhile, Al-Amir Dawes also brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

Kadary Richmond (G) 14.7 6.1 4.4
Al-Amir Dawes (G) 13.0 1.9 2.3
Dre Davis (G) 12.6 5.8 1.4

Connecticut Team Defense

At this time, the Huskies’ defense is positioned 31st in the country, permitting 63.2 points per game. In today’s game, the Connecticut defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 2 three-pointers while giving up 63 points.

Seton Hall Team Defense

Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 71st rank in the nation, allowing 66.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Seton Hall’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.3% this season.

Huskies vs Pirates Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Huskies offense has averaged 74 points per game while allowing an average of 66. Connecticut posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Seton Hall has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pirates have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Huskies have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.

Huskies vs Pirates Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +10.5, we recommend going with the Pirates on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 141.5 and our model has the Huskies and Pirates finishing with a combined 141 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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