There is a huge match up that is about to get set to play Wednesday. The match up involves Providence going up against Seton Hall. Providence is rolling through their recent games as they prepare to enter their Big East Tournament coming up. As the defending champions of this tournament, they are hoping to play their best basketball this week to hopefully compete for a repeat title.
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On the other side is the Seton Hall Pirates who are looking to put a stop this run. Historically, Providence has always had Seton Halls number. Providence has won four of their last five games overall and the past for match ups against Seton Hall. Wednesday night, they will meet again. Although history certainly favors the Friars, the line is set at a pretty close margin. The current line has Providence as a two-point favorite. Many people are jumping on Providence at this line. According to one sports book, 91% of the money has been placed on Providence and their -2 spread.
The public is heavy on Providence and for good reason. Their top scorer, Henton, is averaging 20.4 points per game and he is on a hot streak with 22 or more points in all but one of the last six games. He has also been unstoppable on the boards pulling down his thousandth rebound a few days ago. Although there is no concrete reason to pick against Providence in this game, the reason for the close spread is how close the games between these two teams have been historically. Over the past three games that these two teams played against each other, the margin of victory has been only six points.
Providence has a lot to lose in this game and Seton Hall has the “no one believes in us” factor going for them. As tempting as it is to pick Providence, we expect Seton Hall to pull this game out in a close finish.
Providence vs. Seton Hall: Take Seton Hall +2.Seton Hall 71, Providence 70.