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Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Best Bet: Huskies Try to Get Back on Track

Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Best Bet: Huskies Try to Get Back on Track
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Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Best Bet: Wednesday, January 18th

The UConn Huskies will be looking to get back on track having lost 4 of their last 5 games, and our resident hoops expert Ej Garr is a former Husky himself. With an offer on the total from this game, Ej is predicting a high-scoring affair to take place on Wednesday night, as a pair of Big East Conference squads take the Prudential Center court.

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Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Preview

Wed, Jan 18th, 23:30 (UK time)

My Alma Mater is struggling to pick up wins lately, and yet the Huskies remain ranked in the top 25. Another loss for my boys could end up bouncing them out of the rankings having lost 4 of their last 5 games, this coming after such a tremendous start to the campaign.

It’s starting to hurt a little to be honest, as the expectations to stay in form have gone out the window. The fact that UConn is favoured by 4 points on the road scares the heck out of me right now, so I decided to point to the total instead.

The line setters have issued a 135.5 on this total, and I see no way that this game doesn’t end up in the 70s. UConn needs to get Adama Sanogo the ball early and often, as the Huskies; points leader is coming off a double-double in the loss to St. Johns in our last game. Once again, the Huskies were the heavy favs, and they came out flat and lost by 11 points.

The Pirates’ offence has picked up the pace lately averaging 71.5 points per game over the last 7 outings. It’s boosted their ranking to 233rd in the nation, and I doubt they will have any issues scoring at home against a reeling Husky outfit. Seton Hall has scored 164 points in their last two home games, and as most teams do they play inspired ball at the Prudential Center in front of their fans. With everyone back on campus after the holiday break, I expect this building to be filled with excitement catching a UConn team that is struggling, although it pains me as much to say it.

Seton Hall has a great chance of providing the upset special, and just in case the Huskies do go down again, I at least expect them to put up a good fight tonight. UConn is still averaging nearly 80 points a game, and the best way to get back on track is to keep shooting and being aggressive.

However, the Huskies have allowed an average of 76.6 points per game to their last 5 opponents, and the last two losses have been ugly.

Seton Hall Pirates vs Connecticut Huskies Best Bet

I have zero confidence in my boys right now, but I do believe that UConn can go into the Prudential Center and find at least 74 points tonight. Win or lose, Seton Hall will be in this game all night, and they too will be close to that 74-point mark. Might we see overtime?

  • Selection: Over 135.5
  • Best odds: 1.93 (Pinnacle)
  • Stakes: 4/10

Odds as of 9:00 am January 18, 2023. Odds may now differ.

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