Against The Spread Pick
The top team in the Big East, Seton Hall, lost just their second conference game this past week when they were upset by Creighton. What is even more surprising was that this game was played in Seton Hall. The Pirates are not too worried though as they still look like a team that can make a deep run. This loss did show how important Myles Powell is to this Seton Hall team. Slowing down Powell is really the only reason how Providence are going to hang around. The Friars have lost two in a row however, so they are not exactly playing great basketball. The Pirates already beat the Friars this season 73-64 (covering the -8.5-point spread). Seton Hall are 8-4 against the spread on the road this season, and I look for them to bounce back from a loss with an easy win over Providence.
Over Under Pick
This is a total I am not excited about because Providence is by no means an offensive juggernaut. At the very least, the Pirates have Myles Powell and as mentioned, he is a vital part of the Seton Hall’s scoring attack. Over the last five games, the Pirates are scoring just 71.2 points per game and the Friars are scoring 65. Providence knows they need to play at a slower pace to keep Powell out of his rhythm. That being said, it would be a lean to the under.