Seton Hall Pirates vs. Maryland Terrapins Free Prediction 12/22/18

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The Maryland Terrapins (9-2) welcome the Seton Hall Pirates (8-3) to Xfinity Center. The Terrapins look to continue their six-game winning streak. Action begins at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

Seton Hall Pirates at Maryland Terrapins Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Terrapins were victorious over the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens 73-67, while the Pirates won big over the Wagner Seahawks 89-49.

Seton Hall dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.328 and a turnover percentage of 10.4. For those same stats, Wagner was 0.125 and 20.9, respectively. Meanwhile, Maryland’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Delaware. The Terrapins had a rate of 0.339, while the Fightin’ Blue Hens posted a mark of 0.138. Jalen Smith had a solid performance for Maryland, putting up 19 points and 13 rebounds. Myles Powell played a key role for Seton Hall with 30 points.

The Pirates’ Powell has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Anthony Cowan Jr. has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Terrapins.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Maryland figures to have a considerable edge. The Terrapins defense ranks 52nd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.462), while the Seton Hall offense is ranked 204th in effective field goal percentage (0.510). Additionally, the Pirates rank 14th in turnover percentage (15.6 percent), while the Terrapins rank 256th in opponents’ turnover percentage (18.0 percent).

Seton Hall vs. Maryland Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Maryland, ATS Winner – Maryland, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Maryland ranks 23rd in rebounds per game (40.7) while Seton Hall ranks 181st (34.2).
  • The Terrapins rank 48th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while the Pirates rank 105th (12.8).
  • The Pirates rank 11th in steals allowed per game (4.5) while the Terrapins rank 155th (7.8).
  • Maryland ranks 15th in blocks per game (5.4) while Seton Hall ranks 143rd in blocks allowed per game (4.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Pirates’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, up from 6.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Terrapins have scored an average of 81.0 points per game (3.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.8 points per game (1.7 above their season average).