TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH
#602 SETON HALL (-11′) over Georgetown at 6 PM EST
In a bad mood off back-to-back straight up losses to No. 23 Creighton and Villanova and with a tough road war at Connecticut on deck, Seton Hall will drop the hammer when struggling Georgetown visits on Tuesday evening. The Hoyas enter this Big East battle on a 1-15 SU run and five consecutive straight up losses and they’ll be in serious trouble here.
A quick glance at the History Book reveals that the Pirates have been in control of this series lately posting a reliable 16-6 SU and 13-8-1 ATS mark in the last 22 meetings. Equally impressive, since February 13th, 2019, Big East home favorites or home dogs priced short at +2 or less own a stunning 54-13 SU and 44-23 ATS record provided they are facing a conference foe and enter off two or more straight up losses. If our “play on” side is battling an opponent that is not off a blowout win of four points or more, this conference angle tightens up to a solid 38-2 SU and 31-9 ATS. Head coach Shaheen Holloway and his kids fit this tightener perfectly.
Clinging to a dismal 6-41 SU and 20-25-2 ATS tally in their last 47 games, the Hoyas are obviously in a funk right now. In this run priced as a favorite or an underdog of +12.5 or less, head coach Patrick Ewing and his squad falls to a miserable 6-29 SU and 10-23-2 ATS including a stiff 0-10 SU and 1-8-1 ATS provided their opponent storms the court without confidence off two or more straight up losses. Also, Georgetown has dropped 12 straight battles (3-8-1 ATS) when facing a foe that enters off back-to-back straight up blemishes by an average of 12.3 points per game.
Tops in the Big East in scoring defense (64.2 ppg) and second in field-goal percentage defense (41.1 percent) it will be the Pirates stop unit that key this blowout victory. Take Seton Hall. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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