Georgetown Hoyas vs. Seton Hall Pirates
The Seton Hall Pirates look to finish the regular season strong and snag a spot in the NCAA Tournament as they host the Georgetown Hoyas on Tuesday. The Hoyas are -1 point favorites over the Pirates with an over/under point total set at 123.
The Seton Hall Pirates started their Big East season strong but since then Kevin Willard’s team has gone 3-7 and despite a strong RPI and strength of schedule could be on the bubble for making the NCAA Tournament field of 68. SHU is 7-8 in the Big East, 12-2 at home this season, and they are ninth place in the conference standings. Jordon Theodore is averaging 15.7 points and 6.8 assists, Herb Pope is averaging 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds, and Fuquan Edwin is averaging 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. As a team Seton Hall is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Seton Hall finished the season with games against DePaul and Rutgers, game they figure to be favored in, so with a win here it could boost their status tremendously.
The Georgetown Hoyas are a lock to make the NCAA Tournament and with a strong record, a top 10 ranking, and a strong schedule John Thompson III’s team could be looking at high seed as well. Georgetown is 10-4 in the Big East, 6-3 on the road this season, and tied for fourth place in the conference. Jason Clark is averaging 14.8 points and 4.2 rebounds, Hollis Thompson is averaging 13.4 points and 5.5 rebounds, and Henry Sims is averaging 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. As a team Georgetown is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Georgetown has won seven of their last nine and while they can be beat it takes an off night from them and a big night from their opponent.
Seton Hall is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 15-6 against the spread in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record. Georgetown is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. The favorite has covered in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
I will go with the home team in what is really just a lean at best.
Seton Hall +1 Georgetown Hoyas