Xavier at Seton Hall Prediction
Is Seton Hall a safe bet to beat Xavier and cover the point spread when the two Big East rivals meet at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Seton Hall. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pirates are 2-point home favorites to knock off the Musketeers this afternoon. Xavier opened as a 1.5-point road underdog but the line moved to the key number of 2 and that's where it currently sits.
As for the total, the number hit the board at 160 and has not moved at most online and Vegas sports book.
Who Public Bettors Like: Seton Hall. As of Saturday morning, 66% of the betting tickets at online sports books and 70% of the money wagered on this game is on the Pirates to cover the point spread. As for the total, 52% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: Seton Hall. The under is a near-perfect 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams but the Musketeers are winless at 0-6 against the number in their last six games versus the Pirates. Xavier has also failed to cover the spread in all four of its last four road games versus Seton Hall.
Meanwhile, the Pirates have covered in seven of their last nine games coming off a loss. They're also 23-10 against the spread in their last 33 games coming off a failed cover in their previous game and are 11-5-1 at the betting window in their last 17 home games versus a team with a winning road record. Finally, the Pirates are 27-13-1 against the number in their last 41 games played on Saturday.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: SETON HALL PIRATES -2