Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Seton Hall Pirates Betting Prediction


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights (5-4) will travel to the Prudential Center to square off against the Seton Hall Pirates (6-3). Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Seton Hall Pirates ATS Odds

Both teams easily got past their last opponent. The Pirates defeated the Wagner Seahawks 89-49, while the Scarlet Knights beat the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights 90-55.

Rutgers played a perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.631 and a free throw rate of 0.123. Fairleigh Dickinson had marks of 0.397 and 0.079, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Seton Hall played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.328 and a turnover percentage of 10.4. Wagner was 0.125 and 20.9, respectively, for those same stats. Seton Hall’s Myles Powell had a good game, putting up 30 points. Meanwhile, Eugene Omoruyi was a key piece for Rutgers with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Scarlet Knights won the sole game between these two teams last year, 71-65. One of Rutgers’ largest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They had 34 free throw attempts, while Seton Hall had just 11.

Dating back to last season, Seton Hall has done a solid job of getting to the free throw line. They rank 59th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.251), but Rutgers has been among the best in the country at keeping opponents off the line (ranking sixth by allowing a FTA rate of 0.199).

Rutgers vs. Seton Hall Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Seton Hall, ATS Winner – Rutgers, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Rutgers ranks 39th in rebounds per game (38.9) while Seton Hall ranks 230th (37.2).
  • The Scarlet Knights rank 38th in assists allowed per game (12.2) while the Pirates rank 103rd (12.9).
  • Seton Hall is second in the NCAA with 5.5 steals allowed per game while Rutgers is 57th with 5.6 steals allowed per game.
  • The Scarlet Knights average 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 21st in the nation. The Pirates rank 174th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
  • Rutgers ranks 147th in three pointers attempted per game (16.3) while Seton Hall ranks 231st (20.0).