Providence V Seton Hall Odds, Final Score Prediction & How To Watch, Listen & StreamNoah Williams
The 24th-ranked Providence Friars are starting to pick up steam with the Big East tournament just around the corner and tonight they face the 2.5-point underdog Seton Hall Pirates at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Analyzing Providence V Seton Hall Odds, My Final Score Prediction & How To Watch, Listen & Stream
Matchup: (24) Providence Friars at Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Mar. 4, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Prudential Center
Stadium: Newark, New Jersey
TV Info: FOXS1
Stream: FOX Sports Go
Radio: Providence Vs Seton Hall
Point Spread: Providence Friars -2.5
Providence Will Cover the Spread If
The defense can play as well on the road versus Seton Hall as it did at home.
Providence has a .500 record against the spread on the road. The Friars are 5 and 5 ATS on the road. That should give Providence and its fans confidence as they travel to Seton Hall to take on the Pirates on Wednesday.
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— Providence Friars (@PCAthletics) March 2, 2015
The Friars played exceptional defense against Seton Hall in the first game between these two, a 69 to 62 Providence victory. Because they were the home team, the Friars gave up 9 points. They failed to push by 2 points in the 7 point victory. Due to less expectations, if Providence plays defense as well on Wednesday night as they did in the first matchup with Seton Hall, they will cover the spread. The Friars held the Pirates to 36.5% shooting from the floor and 29.4% shooting from the three-point line.
Seton Hall Will Cover the Spread If
Sterling Gibbs plays and if he is effective.
Seton Hall’s top scorer and assist man is Sterling Gibbs. Gibbs averages 16.7 points and 3.7 assists per game. He is a huge cog in the engine that makes the Pirates go. Unfortunately, Gibbs hit Ryan Arcidiacono in Seton Hall’s embarrassing 54 to 80 loss to Villanova on Feb. 16. Seton Hall decided to suspend Gibbs two games, which he has already sat for.
— Seton Hall MBB (@SetonHallMBB) March 3, 2015
But the university hasn’t said if Gibbs will play on Wednesday night, March 4, against the Friars or not. Without Gibbs, Seton Hall just isn’t as effective of a team. St. John’s beat them 85 to 72 while Creighton almost beat them in a 67 to 66 Seton Hall victory. Gibbs’ absence in the Providence game could lead to a Friars’ blow out win. Even if Gibbs does come back and play against Providence, he has to be effective. He has to be much better than going 3 out of 11 from the field and scoring 12 points like what he did against the Friars in the first game if Seton Hall is to cover the spread in this matchup.