Seton Hall vs Villanova Predictions & Picks for NCAA Basketball Game Today

Tristan Jung
Seton Hall vs Villanova odds favor Jay Wright and the Wildcats at home against Seton Hall.
Seton Hall vs Villanova odds favor Jay Wright and the Wildcats at home against Seton Hall. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Seton Hall vs Villanova Prediction

The No. 10 Villanova Wildcats host a pivotal Big East battle against the No. 12 Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Both teams are highly ranked and toward the of the Big East, with Seton Hall leading at 9-1 in conference and Villanova trailing at 7-3. Despite this, the Wildcats are opening as 3.5-point home favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you are looking to make a wager on the game, it always helps to consider what the experts are saying. Here are a few expert predictions for Saturday's Big East showdown between Seton Hall and Villanova.

Seton Hall vs Villanova Expert Picks

ESPN Expert Picks
ESPN's panel of four college basketball experts aren't all in agreement on this one, but three are leaning toward Villanova.
- Myron Medcalf: Villanova
- Jeff Borzello: Seton Hall
- John Gasaway: Villanova
- Jordan Schultz: Villanova

ESPN Basketball Power Index (BPI) Matchup Predictor
The ESPN BPI Matchup Predictor favors Villanova, giving the Wildcats a 63.9% chance to win.

Sports Illustrated Expert Picks
Sports Illustrated's panel of five college basketball experts are also leaning Villanova, but opinion is more split.
- Pat Forde: Villanova
- Jeremy Woo: Villanova
- Molly Geary: Seton Hall
- Max Meyer: Villanova
- Michael Shapiro: Seton Hall

CBS Expert Picks
CBS' expert picks have Villanova winning and covering the 3.5-point spread.

Of the 11 experts highlights, eight are taking Villanova to win outright.

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