The No. 22 Seton Hall Pirates (2-0) will be at home in Prudential Center when they clash with the Indiana Hoosiers (1-1). Seton Hall opened as a 13-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 149.5 points. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Seton Hall Pirates Odds Preview
The Hoosiers were victorious over the Howard Bison in their last game, 86-77. With 16 points and 12 rebounds, Justin Smith had a good performance for Indiana. The Hoosiers had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.607 vs. 0.450) and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.6 vs. 30.4).
In the Pirates last matchup, they defeated the Monmouth Hawks, 75-65. Seton Hall was led by Angel Delgado, who finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds. The Pirates had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.3 vs. 19.2) and had a much better turnover percentage (14.6 vs. 27.8).
The offensive glass should be a major advantage for Seton Hall in this meeting. Dating back to the 2016-17 season, the Pirates rank 18th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.4 percent), while Indiana ranks 131st in defensive rebounding percentage (72.0 percent).
The Hoosiers have had a respectable 19-16 straight up (SU) record since last season, but are just 14-19-1 against the spread (ATS). Games including Indiana have had a tendency to finish over the O/U total since last season (55.9 percent).
The Pirates are 23-11 SU since last season, but have had a difficult time covering the spread (14-19-1 ATS). Vegas has been fairly accurate when setting the O/U total of Seton Hall games over that same period with 18 unders compared to 15 overs.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Seton Hall Pirates ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Seton Hall, ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Pirates rank 15th in rebounds per game (39.9) while the Hoosiers rank 38th (38.8).
- Indiana ranks 40th in blocks per game (4.7) while Seton Hall ranks 228th (2.5).
- The Hoosiers rank 102nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Pirates rank 257th (18.5).
- Seton Hall averages 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 74th in the NCAA. Indiana ranks 166th in steals allowed per game (6.4).