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Seton Hall welcomes Providence to Newark

The Pirates are in need of a victory to right the ship, but the Friars won’t go down easy.

NCAA Basketball: Seton Hall at Providence Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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Time: 7 p.m. ET

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Gerry’s Gamblin’ Info

Seton Hall is favored around 4.5 points, the Over/Under is 143.

My take: Take the Under, Seton Hall wins at home, Providence probably covers.

Gerry’s take: Avoid this game the Seton Hall players will ruin your parlay


Preview

It’s been a while since I wrote a preview. At that time, Seton Hall was surging, Myles Powell had almost usurped Shamorie Ponds as the best player in the Big East. Seton Hall looked composed, under control and was just shooting the lights out. What the hell happened?

Providence was struggling, A.J Reeves went down, and he’s now back. Makai Ashton-Langford choked away a winnable game. Now with the roster mostly healthy, Providence is back on track. A complete role swap from the last time these teams met.

Last time, in a tooth and nail fight that came down to the turnover battle (edge - Providence), Providence won at the Dunk by 9 lead by freshman David Duke. Seton Hall will now have the chance to avenge that loss at the Rock on Wednesday.

The guard matchup for this game is extremely interesting. Powell and Ashton-Langford is the key matchup, by McKnight being matched up onto Duke will be another fun watch. Seton Hall’s offense has been sputtering as of late, with the low point being blown out by 30 at Villanova this past week. Providence’s A.J Reeves and Alpha Diallo have really held it down the past few games. When Healthy, I truly believe that Providence is better in the backcourt than Seton Hall, even if it’s marginal.

Up front, Seton Hall needs to get out early. Taurean Thompson has not developed well and Sandro Mamukelashvili has been in a slump. They really need to pick up their game this week if they want to have any success. Romaro Gill has been a defensive Surprise, and his ability to come in off the bench has been a phenomenal help. That level of rim protection will need to be on display.

Providence needs to do one thing: Contain Myles Powell. That’s not too hard, especially when you can focus on the backcourt. I think they’ll have problems with some of Seton Hall’s size, and Quincy McKnight’s defense but they should find success early.