RESULTS: With the Cats solid win over the Pirates at The Pavilion, 70-53, we congratulate three first-time winners in this round.
- Gkaram01 (Nova 75, Seton Hall 55) awarded 5 points
- NewIsAlwaysBetter (Nova 74, Seton Hall 59) awarded 3 points
- Ryan Boggio (Nova 75, Seton Hall 59) awarded 1 point
The updated leader board after seven rounds is provided below.
VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would have had a PUSH by taking ‘Nova giving 12.5 points (WIN) and betting the OVER (LOSS). After eight rounds, we would remain up $400.
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UPDATE (February 7, 7:00 PM, Tip-off) ... Here's how the VUHoops Crowd sees things:
# Reader Predictions: 42
% Picking Cats to Win: 100%
Wisdom of VUHoops' Crowd Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -16.0
o Over/Under: 152.0
o Final Score: Cats 84 - Seton Hall 68
Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:
o Spread: Villanova -12.5
o Over/Under: 141.5
o Final Score: Cats 77 - Seton Hall 65
SCATTER PLOT OF PREDICTED SCORES
Window Opening (February 6): The window is now open for our readers to post their predicted final scores for Friday's game vs. Seton Hall in the eighth round of the Closest to the Pin Contest. PacAdam remains in first place after seven rounds. Click HERE to see the full leader board and HERE to see the official contest rules.
Villanova (20-2, 8-1 conference) is ranked #6 in the AP Poll, #3 in the RPI and #20 SOS. The Cats average 80.9 PPG while giving up an average of 67.5 PPG.
Seton Hall (13-9, 4-5) is not ranked in the AP Poll but is ranked #117 in the RPI and #111 SOS. The Pirates average 75.5 PPG while giving up an average of 70.7 PPG. Seton Hall comes into town riding a one-game winning streak, defeating Xavier (+8). Their other BEC wins have come against Providence (+1), Georgetown (+10) and DePaul (+17), while their five Conference losses have come at the hands of Creighton (-13), Villanova (-16), Marquette (-1), St. John's (-7), and Butler (-7).
Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: Nova xx, Seton Hall yy. Good luck to you all!