The No. 15 Seton Hall Pirates (8-1) will be at home in Walsh Gymnasium when they meet the Saint Peter’s Peacocks (4-4). Seton Hall opened as a 20.5-point favorite, while the game’s Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 131.5 points. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
Saint Peter’s Peacocks at Seton Hall Pirates Odds Preview
In the Peacocks’ last outing, they barely escaped the Houston Baptist Huskies, 76-74. Nick Griffin led Saint Peter’s in scoring with 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting. The Peacocks made 16 of their 17 free throws (94.1 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.600 (above their season average of 0.481).
The Pirates come in on a high note after dismantling the VCU Rams in their last contest, 90-67. Seton Hall was led by Angel Delgado, who had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Seton Hall dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.234 (above their season average of 0.221) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.586 (above their season average of 0.544). VCU had marks of 0.169 and 0.431, respectively, for those same stats.
Saint Peter’s might struggle to put up points as they battle against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Since last season, Seton Hall ranks 61st in defensive efficiency while the Peacocks rank 206th in offensive efficiency.
In terms of the O/U total, these teams are complete opposites. Saint Peter’s games have gone under 60.0 percent of the time, while games including Seton Hall have finished over 71.4 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Pirates have a substantial advantage. They are 8-1 SU and 5-4 ATS, while the Peacocks are 4-4 SU and 2-3 ATS.
Saint Peter’s Peacocks vs. Seton Hall Pirates Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Seton Hall, ATS Winner – Saint Peter’s, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Peacocks are 30th in the nation with 5.0 steals allowed per game while the Pirates are 46th with 6.6 steals allowed per game.
- Seton Hall ranks 91st in rebounds per game (39.3) while Saint Peter’s ranks 237th (32.7).
- The Pirates rank 15th in assists allowed per game (11.8) while the Peacocks rank 46th (11.7).
- Saint Peter’s ranks 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.8) while Seton Hall ranks 71st (3.4).