The Seton Hall Pirates and the Cal Golden Bears meet in college basketball action from Suncoast Credit Union Arena on Wednesday night.
The Seton Hall Pirates come into this game looking to shake off a 79-76 loss to Ohio State last time out. Jared Rhoden leads the Pirates in scoring and rebounding with 17.7 PPG and 6.7 RPG while Bryce Aiken has 13.3 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Seton Hall so far this season. Tray Jackson, Jamir Harris and Mules Cale each hve 9+ PPG as well this season. As a team, Seton Hall is averaging 79 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 71.6% from the foul line while allowing 59.3 PPG on 34.7% shooting from the field and 23.2% from three this season.a
The Cal Golden Bears will look to bounce back from an 80-60 loss to Florida last time out. Andre Kelly leads Cal in scoring and rebounding with 15.2 PPG and 9.4 RPG to lead the Golden Bears while Jordan Shepherd has 13.8 PPG and Grant Anticevich has 1.06 PPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Cal. Joel Brown also has 7.6 PPG anda team-high 3.2 APG as well this season. As a team, Cal is averaging 65.8 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field, 34.9% from three and 70% from the foul line while allowing 70.6 PPG on 42.8% from the field and 36.8% from three this season.
Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss and 49-24 ATS in their last 73 games as an underdog while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss. Cal is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite while the under is 20-6-1 in their last 27 Wednesday games.
Cal’s looked decent early on this season, but I’m still not willing to forget how bad this team has been in recent seasons and losing Matt Bradley sure won’t help Cal long term. Seton Hall is once again one of the more underrated teams in the country early on and I think their talent and size across the board will give Cal some trouble here. Give me Seton Hall laying the points.