UConn vs Seton Hall Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

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The Seton Hall Pirates (11-8, 5-4 Big East) will attempt to continue a three-game winning run when hosting the UConn Huskies (15-4, 4-5 Big East) on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Prudential Center. This contest is at 6:30 PM ET.

UConn is a 5-point favorite against Seton Hall when the Huskies hit the court against the Pirates on Wednesday. A 135.5-point total is set for the matchup.

UConn vs. Seton Hall Odds

Point Spread for UConn vs. Seton Hall

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing UConn as the favorite.

UConn vs. Seton Hall Moneyline

As for the moneyline, UConn has -232 odds to pick up the win, while Seton Hall is listed at +185 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 135.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey
  • Arena: Prudential Center

UConn vs. Seton Hall Betting Trends

UConn has played 18 games, with 11 wins against the spread. The Huskies have come away with 11 wins in the 15 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. UConn’s games this year have hit the over 66.7% of the time (12 out of 18 games with a set point total).

In Seton Hall’s 18 games this year, it has 10 wins against the spread. The Pirates have been the underdog on the moneyline six total times this season. They’ve finished 2-4 in those games. Seton Hall has gone over the point total 38.9% of the time this year (seven of 18 games with a set point total).

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UConn vs. Seton Hall Key Players to Watch

UConn

Adama Sanogo puts up 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.3 assists, shooting 60.1% from the field. Donovan Clingan posts 8.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game, shooting 73.4% from the field. Jordan Hawkins posts 15.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 1 steal and 0.5 blocked shots. Tristen Newton posts 8.9 points, 4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

Seton Hall

Kadary Richmond is averaging a team-leading 4.1 assists per game. And he is delivering 9.5 points and 5.2 rebounds, making 43% of his shots from the floor. Tyrese Samuel is the Pirates’ top rebounder (6.2 per game), and he averages 10.9 points and 0.8 assists. KC Ndefo is averaging 7.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, making 52.1% of his shots from the field. Al-Amir Dawes is No. 1 on the Pirates in scoring (11.9 points per game), and puts up 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists. He also delivers 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the UConn Huskies

The Huskies are 34th in college basketball with 79.7 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 45th with 63.7 points allowed per game. UConn is pulling down 35.8 boards per game this year (37th-ranked in college basketball), and it has allowed just 27.8 rebounds per game (24th-best).

At home, the Huskies are averaging 13.5 more points per game (84.1) than they are in away games (70.6). With 9.2 treys per game, UConn ranks 28th in college basketball. It sports a 35.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 120th in college basketball. In terms of defending three-pointers, things are clicking for the Huskies, who are allowing 3.9 threes per game (best in college basketball) and a 27.2% shooting percentage from downtown (fifth-best).

The Huskies have gone 6-4 over their last 10 contests, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Six of UConn’s past 10 outings have hit the over. UConn’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 76.8 points a contest compared to the 79.7 it has averaged this year. UConn’s defense has been more porous as of late, as the team has allowed 68.3 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 63.7 points per game its opponents are averaging this season.

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What you need to know about the Seton Hall Pirates

In 2022-23, the Pirates are 231st in the country offensively (69.6 points scored per game) and 47th defensively (63.8 points conceded). In 2022-23, Seton Hall is 98th in the country in rebounds (34 per game) and 206th in rebounds conceded (31.5).

At home the Pirates are scoring 75.6 points per game, 11.7 more than they are averaging on the road (63.9). Beyond the arc, Seton Hall is 315th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (5.9). It is 302nd in 3-point percentage at 31.4%. Defensively, the Pirates are 27th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 5.7. They are 14th-best in 3-point percentage allowed at 28.4%.

The Pirates have gone 6-4 over their past 10 games, with a 6-3-1 record against the spread during that span. Seton Hall has gone over the total in four of its past 10 outings. While Seton Hall is averaging 69.6 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its past 10 games, producing 67.9 points per contest. The Pirates are surrendering 63.7 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 0.1 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (63.8).

UConn vs. Seton Hall Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is UConn, and we expect that Seton Hall will cover the spread (UConn -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 points.

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How to bet UConn vs. Seton Hall

You can bet on UConn vs. Seton Hall at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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