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Closest to the Pin Round 4: Seton Hall

Once again, no players found the green but four were short wedge shots away. The VUHoops Crowd was beaten by the Vegas odds makers on both point spread and total points. Bosshog, with all of his exuberance, came closest of the Crowd in predicting the game's point spread. We raised $290 in this game for Villanova Men's basketball and $1,400 over the first four rounds.

RESULTS: With the Cats looking awesome on both ends with an impressive win over Seton Hall, 76 - 46, we congratulate 4 contestants who scored in this round, as recapped in the scatter plot and table below. If you did not score points in this round, but want to know how close you came, click HERE.

PLAYERS EARNING POINTS THIS ROUND

Player

Nova

Seton Hall

PTS

PacADAM

74

53

3

Will Schreefer

76

59

2

RJG09

75

60

1

Steve92

76

61

1

LEADER BOARD (After 4 Rounds)

Player

Total

A35Blaze

3

johnpaul99

3

NovaFlyer

3

pacADAM

3

Steve92

3

Will Schreefer

3

jkolod01

2

MJPerron

2

NovaDave

2

PokerChris

2

Wildcat19

2

RJG09

1

RJZ8

1

son of 61 alum

1

VUHOOPS vs. VEGAS: A theoretical gambler making two wagers (i.e., betting the spread and total score) based on the insights of the VUHoops Crowd as expressed in the median predicted scores vs. the posted Vegas line on the game, would have had a DOUBLE-LOSS by taking Seton Hall +13.5 ($100 LOSS) and the OVER on total points ($100 LOSS).  The details are shown below. For the contest through this game, the theoretical gambler would be down $500.

Spread

Over / Under

VUHoops

-13.0

145.0

Vegas

-13.5

140.0

Bet

Seton Hall +13.5

OVER

Actual

Nova by 30

122

Outcome

LOSS

LOSS

Payoff

-$100

-$100

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UPDATE (January 16, 6:30PM Tip-off) ... Recapped below is the way the VUHoops Crowd sees this one:

Wisdom of VUHoops Crowd:

  • % Picking Cats to Win: 98%
  • Spread: Villanova -13.0
  • Total Points: 145.0
  • Final Score: Nova 79 - Seton Hall 66

Vegas Odds Makers:

  • Spread: Villanova -13.5
  • Total Points: 140.0
  • Final Score: Nova 77 - Seton Hall 63

Cash Raised for Villanova Basketball:

  • # Predictions: 58
  • $ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (this game): $290
  • $ Raised for Nova Men's Basketball (cumulative): $1,400

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Window Opening (January 15, 10:00AM): The window is now open for our readers to post their predicted final scores for Villanova's game vs. Seton Hall on Monday. The official contest rules are posted HERE.

After three rounds, A35Blaze, johnpaul99 and NovaFlyer are tied for the lead with 3 points each. The full Leader Board is posted HERE.

If you did not earn points in the third round but want to see how close you came, click HERE to see the results for all contestants who participated in that round.

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

'Nova

Seton Hall

Record

17 - 1 (5-1)

12 - 5 (2-3)

AP Ranking

#3

NR

RPI

#2

#40

SOS

#10

#43

Avg. Pts. Scored

78.8

76.6

Avg. Pts. Allowed

62.6

69.4

Enter your predicted final score in the subject line of your comment here in the format: NOVA xx, Seton Hall yy.

The window to post scores closes at tip-off.  Good luck!