Kentucky Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates Free Prediction


The ninth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (7-1) square off against the Seton Hall Pirates (5-3) at Madison Square Garden. The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Seton Hall Pirates Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Pirates easily got past the Wagner Seahawks, 89-49, while the Wildcats lost big to the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils, 118-84.

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 put up marks of 0.125 and 20.9, respectively. Kentucky, on the other hand, did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (28-38; 73.7 percent). Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the way, finishing with 30 points. Meanwhile, Kentucky rallied around Keldon Johnson, who finished with 23 points.

There’s a decent chance that Kentucky struggles to create turnovers. Since the 2017-18 season, Seton Hall ranks 81st in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while Kentucky has forced the 92nd-fewest turnovers (17.6 percent).

Kentucky vs. Seton Hall Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Kentucky, ATS Winner – Kentucky, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Kentucky averages 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 24th in the country. Seton Hall ranks 143rd in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • The Pirates rank 83rd in assists per game (14.8) while the Wildcats rank 113th in assists allowed per game (12.6).
  • The Pirates rank 189th in three pointers allowed per game (22.9) while the Wildcats rank 262nd (25.2).
  • Kentucky ranks 32nd in rebounds per game (39.1) while Seton Hall ranks 103rd (37.3).