Can Seton Hall hang with Xavier?

College Basketball Picks and Predictions 2/28/16 – Xavier vs. Seton Hall

The two top teams against the spread in the Big East meet today when Seton Hall hosts No. 5 Xavier at 12:30PM ET on FS1. Who will get the cover between the two?

According to oddsmakers at RealBets, Xavier is the slight favorite in today’s game, as the Musketeers are getting odds of -1.5 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the game has been set at 148.5 points.

Seton Hall is 20-7 on the season, 10-5 in the Big East, 12-3 at home and 18-8 against the spread. Xavier is 25-3 on the season, 13-3 in the Big East, 8-2 on the road and 18-10 against the spread. The home team has won four straight in the series, including an 84-76 win for Xavier on Jan. 23. Seton Hall has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings.

Who does the public like in this game?

Seton Hall hasn’t had to take a backseat to many this season and the Pirates are currently one of the hottest teams in the country. The Pirates have won seven of their last eight and have covered the spread in eight of their last 10. They are an impressive 11-4 against the spread in Big East play and 10-4 ATS at home. They are also a perfect 2-0 ATS as a home underdog this season. Xavier certainly is nothing to overlook, as it has won four straight, including a 90-83 home win over Villanova on Wednesday. However, the Musketeers could see an emotional letdown following the big win over the Wildcats, while Seton Hall will be motivated as a home underdog. This game is nearly a pick em, which makes it tough to go with Seton Hall, but the Pirates are giving up less than 65 points per game at home. Look for Seton Hall to get another upset win at home.

SUNDAY’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PICK: SETON HALL +1.5

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