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Closest to the Pin Round 10 – Seton Hall

The VUHoops Crowd was confident, picking the Cats by 14, while Vegas was even more so with the Cat's favored by a spread of 16. Of course, none of that informed us as much as the bellwether prediction from BosshogHazzard, who confidently picked the Cats victory by 55. When the final horn sounded, the Cats had taken this one easily, winning by 26. We had six players on the green, with jnmurf16 taking closest to the pin. The good drpainosaurus continued his impressive streak of earning points in four consecutive rounds and five overall, of which three he was closest to the pin. He continues to lead the contest, opening up a seven point lead going into the eleventh round. We raised $127.50 in this game and $940 overall for Villanova Men's Basketball and NovaDave's Wawa Arena at Villanova.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports


RESULTS: With the Cats dominating win over Seton Hall, 80 - 54, we congratulate six VUHoops readers who scored in this round.

  1. jnmurf16 (Nova 80, Seton Hall 56) awarded 3 points
  2. drpainosaurus (Nova 75, Seton Hall 54) awarded 2 points
  3. Corollary (Nova 74, Seton Hall 54) awarded 1 point
  4. ryanshock24 (Nova 81, Seton Hall 59) awarded 1 point
  5. schitzengigles10 (Nova 81, Seton Hall 59) awarded 1 point
  6. Wildcat1971 (Nova 80, Seton Hall 60) awarded 1 point

The updated leader board is provided below.

Player Points
drpainosaurus 13
NovaDave 7
NovaKG 6
MoSuttonMoProblems 5
Noah Thacker 5
youngBUCK 4
Corollary 3
jnmurf16 3
John-Knee V 3
Sweetness and Light 3
Terchmil 3
Johnny Burke 2
jpbfrog 2
Kantcant 2
kevin.pulsifer 2
Mike J. 2
nationer15 2
nova09nyc 2
NovaEngineer 2
ole man giant 2
ryanschock24 2
speedracer33 2
villadelphiapa 2
willyannan 2
WreckinCrew56-55-53-58 2
Zxcvbnmmnbvcxz 2
Eberz for 3! 1
marty1029 1
NovaFlyer 1
nynovascott 1
Philanova 1
Ramon Usategui 1
schitzengigles10 1
StephDon 1
Steve92 1
villanovakevin14 1
Wildcat1971 1

VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: Based on the average predicted scores of the VUHoops Crowd and the posted Vegas line, we would have had a DOUBLE-LOSS by betting SETON HALL getting 16.0 points (LOSS) and betting the OVER (WIN). After ten rounds, we would be -$200.

UPDATE (February 16, Tip-Off) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd sees this one:

# Reader Predictions:  51

% Picking Cats to Win: 98%

$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (this game): $127.50

$ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (cumulative): $940.00

Wisdom of VUHoops' Crowd Prediction:

o Spread: Villanova -14.0

o Over/Under: 139.0

o Final Score: Nova 77 - Seton Hall 63

Vegas Odds Makers' Prediction:

o Spread: Villanova: -16.0

o Over/Under: 135.5

o Final Score: Nova 76- Seton Hall 60


Window Opening (February 15, 10:00 AM): The window is now open for you to post your predicted final score for Monday's game vs. Seton Hall. The official contest rules are posted HERE.

Going into this round, drpainosaurus is in the lead with 11 points. The full Leader Board is posted HERE.

Don't forget that you support Villanova Men's Basketball by playing Closest to the Pin.  A contribution of $2.50 will be made to Villanova Men's Basketball and Nova Dave's Wawa Arena at Villanova for each score posted over the final nine conference home games up to a maximum of $5,000. We raised $812.50 so far.

The table below provides a head-to-head comparison of the two teams.


Seton Hall


23-2 (10-2)

15-10 (5-8)

AP Ranking









Avg. Pts. Scored



Avg. Pts. Allowed



Villanova's best win this season was over VCU (AP #15; RPI #11), while the Cat's worst loss was at Seton Hall (AP NR; RPI #69). Seton Hall's best win was vs. Villanova (AP #6, RPI #4), while their worst loss came vs. Marquette (RPI #137).

Enter your predicted final score in the comments section in the format: NOVA xx, Seton Hall yy. Good luck!