Seton Hall from the Big East battles SEC team Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this Friday, March 17. The game tips-off at 1:30 pm ET from Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC.
Arkansas is a 1-point favorite. So far, 57% of college hoops handicappers are backing Seton Hall at those odds. The total in the game is 146.5. Now let’s find out if any of these two National Title hopefuls have a shot of cutting down the net in April.
How To Bet The No. 9 Seton Hall Pirates vs No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks Odds
Seton Hall won 5 out of their last 6 games straight up. They went 14-16-1 against the spread on the season. Arkansas won 8 out of their last 10 straight up. Arkansas went 17-15 ATS on the season.
What: No. 9 Seton Hall Pirates (21-11) vs No. 8 Arkansas Razorbacks (25-9)
When: Friday, March 20, 2017
Start Time: 1:30 PM ET
Where: Greenville, South Carolina
Stadium: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Spread: Arkansas -1
Moneyline: Seton Hall -103 vs Arkansas -117
Game Total: 146.5
Stream: TNT Overtime
Listen: Seton Hall vs Arkansas
Bet Seton Hall +1 Because…
Seton Hall almost took down 1 seed Villanova in the Big East Tournament. Hall lost 53 to 55 to Villanova. If Hall hadn’t given up 17 free throws, 10 of which Nova converted, they may have beaten the East Region’s 1 seed. Seton Hall held Villanova to a terrible 27.8% from three.
Bet Arkansas -1 Because…
Arkansas could run Seton Hall off their feet. The Razorbacks average a ridiculous 79.8 points per game. Arkansas is best when they’re running and gunning. They tried to slow it down versus Kentucky and lost 65 to 82.
Seton Hall Vs Arkansas Pick & Final Score Prediction
This should be a competitive game. Both teams are decent. Both are well-coached, and both played well in their respective conference tournaments.
The main difference for me must do with style of play. I don’t believe Seton Hall is fast enough to keep up with Arkansas. Kentucky demolished Arkansas, but Seton Hall’s players aren’t nearly as fast as Kentucky’s.
The one game from either team that sticks out to me is Arkansas versus Vanderbilt. Arkansas beat slow it down Vanderbilt 76 to 62 in the SEC Tournament. If that Arkansas team shows up, Seton Hall should be in trouble.