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Iowa vs Seton Hall Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 16 (Pirates' Defense Shuts Down Hawkeyes on Wednesday)

Larry Rupp
Iowa vs Seton Hall prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Iowa vs Seton Hall prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Frank Franklin II
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Iowa vs Seton Hall Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (2-0, 2-0 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Prudential Center — Newark, NJ
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with a matchup between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Seton Hall Pirates. Iowa took down North Carolina A&T by a score of 112-71 on Friday. The stellar offensive showing was led by Kris Murray (22 points) and Patrick McCaffrey (21 points).

Meanwhile, Seton Hall leaned on its defense to get by Saint Peter's by a score of 80-44 on Saturday. The Pirates held the Peacocks to 27.6% shooting from the floor and forced 20 turnovers. On offense, Al-Amir Dawes and Dre Davis each logged 13 points off the bench for head coach Shaheen Holloway.

Iowa vs Seton Hall Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: IOWA: (-111) | SETON: (-108)
Spread: IOWA: +1.5 (+100) | SETON: -1.5 (-122)
Total: 151.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Seton Hall enters this contest as slight home favorites on the spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 151.5 points, which is above average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Iowa vs Seton Hall Prediction & Pick

What a matchup we have here. Iowa is averaging the the second-most points per game in the country so far this season (100.5), while Seton Hall is allowing the fourth-fewest points per game on the year (48.0). With the Pirates playing at home, I expect the Hawkeyes to take a step backward in this game.

The Pirates contest every shot taken by their opponent and have posted the 23rd-highest adjusted defensive efficiency rating in the nation, according to KenPom. Iowa is still working on its chemistry after losing two of its top scorers from last season in Jordan Bohannon and Keegan Murray as well.

Final Score Prediction: Iowa: 70 | Seton Hall: 75

Iowa vs Seton Hall Betting Trends

- Iowa is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five away games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Iowa's last nine games against the Big East.
- Seton Hall is 8-1 straight up in its last nine games in Novembers.
- The total has hit the under in each of Seton Hall's last five home games.

Iowa vs Seton Hall Best Bet

As mentioned above, Seton Hall's defense is simply dominant. The Pirates have allowed an opponent shooting percentage of just 28.7% and an opponent three-point percentage of only 15.9% through two games. An insane ability to play deafening defense without fouling has become their calling card.

Solid defense tends to lead to low-scoring battles. After all, the total has hit the under in each of Seton Hall's last seven games overall as well as in each of its last five home games. This is going to be the first big test for Holloway's squad, so expect the Pirates to turn it up to another level on defense.

Bet: Under 151.5 Points (-110)

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