How to Watch
Where: Wells Fargo Center; Philadelphia, PA
Radio: 610 Sports (Villanova), 970 The Answer (Seton Hall)
Bets are On
Villanova is favored by -13, according to Oddshark.
Welcome to the game that every Villanova fan marks on their calendar with a stroke of weary. Villanova may lead the all-time series against Seton Hall 71-40, but Seton Hall is one of two teams that hold the most wins over Villanova since the Big East’s realignment.
For Villanova, National Player of the Year hopeful Jalen Brunson will orchestrate ‘Nova’s finely-tuned offense. Topping the Wildcats’ roster by averaging 19.4 points per game, 55% in field goals, and 48% in three-pointers, Brunson has developed his game into a near mechanical level of efficiency. Alongside Brunson, look for Mikal Bridges to display his offensive firepower. Averaging 16.9 points per game, Bridges had topped the Wildcats’ scoreboards for multiple games this season.
For Seton Hall, expect Desi Rodriguez to continue leading the Pirates’ shooting efforts. Downing over 50% for field goals, Rodriguez is also nailing 17.3 points per game. Fellow senior Angel Delgado provides stalwart defensive motion, averaging 12.1 rebounds per game. In true Villanova-Seton Hall fashion, expect the Pirates to put on a gritty, possession-stringent game.