Seton Hall vs DePaul Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 5 (Trust the Pirates' Defense on Sunday)

Seton Hall vs DePaul Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 5 (Trust the Pirates' Defense on Sunday)


Seton Hall vs DePaul Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Seton Hall (14-9, 7-5 Big East) vs. DePaul (9-14, 3-9 Big East)
  • Date: Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Prudential Center -- Newark, New Jersey

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with an exciting matchup between the DePaul Blue Demons and Seton Hall Pirates. DePaul has now dropped four straight games following a 90-76 loss to UConn on Tuesday. Javan Johnson finished with 19 points on a 7-of-9 shooting mark.

Meanwhile, Seton Hall is coming off back-to-back blowout wins, taking down Butler by a score of 70-49 on Jan. 28 before beating St. John's by a score of 84-72 on Wednesday. Kadary Richmond shined against the Red Storm with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Which team will win today?

Seton Hall vs DePaul Odds & Spread

Seton Hall enters this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 138.5 points, which is about average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Seton Hall vs DePaul Betting Trends

  • Seton Hall has covered the spread 13 times in 22 games.
  • As 11.5-point favorites or more, the Pirates are 4-1 against the spread.
  • Out of 22 Seton Hall's games so far this year, eight have gone over the total.
  • Against the spread, DePaul is 11-11-0 this season.
  • The Blue Demons have won once ATS (1-1) as a 11.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • This season, 12 of DePaul's 22 games have gone over the point total.
Seton Hall Rank Seton Hall AVG DePaul AVG DePaul Rank
240th 69.4 Points Scored 71.7 173rd
40th 64.0 Points Allowed 76.2 333rd
114th 33.3 Rebounds 29.3 306th
113th 9.3 Off. Rebounds 7.9 246th
307th 6.0 3pt Made 8.5 69th
241st 12.4 Assists 13.7 137th
306th 13.7 Turnovers 12.6 232nd

Seton Hall vs DePaul Prediction & Pick

Seton Hall is quietly making a push in the Big East. The Pirates have won six of their last seven games and a suffocating defense has been a major reason why. Head coach Shaheen Holloway's squad ranks 31st in defensive efficiency and is allowing only 64.5 points per game (No. 37 in NCAA).

DePaul is reeling right now as Seton Hall is fighting to hear its name called on Selection Sunday, which makes the Pirates the clear choice. They have posted a +12.5 average scoring margin at home, while the Blue Demons have posted a dismal -8.8 average scoring margin on the road. Don't overthink it.

Seton Hall is also 6-1 straight up in its last seven games against DePaul, so rock with the Pirates.

Final Score Prediction: Seton Hall: 72 | DePaul: 61

Seton Hall vs DePaul Best Bet

It's worth diving even deeper into Seton Hall's defense here. The Pirates force 15.3 turnovers and allow an opponent shooting percentage of just 36.0% (No. 6 in NCAA) in home games this season. That is not good news for a DePaul team that only shoots 42.4% on the year (No. 267 in NCAA).

These teams have met once this season in what was a 71-67 victory for Seton Hall. DePaul drained 9 three-pointers in that game, though, and it led to a high-scoring output. Don't expect that on Sunday as the Blue Demons average 9.7 three-pointers at home, but only 7.3 three-pointers on the road.

Bet: DePaul Blue Demons Under 63.5 Points (-114)

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