Bet the Total: Xavier at Seton Hall
When: Friday, February 24th: 7:00 ET
Where: Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Point Spread: Xav -1.5/SHU +1.5 (Stop wasting money betting games at -110 odds! Start laying only -105 TODAY at BetAnySports! You’ll be so glad you did!)
Money Line: X -127/SH +104
The Xavier Musketeers travel to Newark to take on the Seton Hall Pirates in what should be a good Big East game. Both teams are 1-3 in their last four games but haven’t played all that poorly in the losses. The oddsmaker has the Xav as a -1.5 favorite, and the total posted at 141.
The Musketeers hit the board as a -1 favorite but have climbed to -1.5 under early betting. The total is posted at 141, where it has held.
Last Game Info
Going into their last game, Xavier was the betting favorite at -4.5 but fell to Villanova by a score of 64-63. The combined 127 points did not surpass the 147 total line.
Seton Hall lost to Connecticut in their last game by a score of 64-55. But because the Pirates were +11.5 point underdogs, they finished with an ATS win. The combined 119 points did not surpass the 134 total line.
Over their last five games, Xavier has a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Musketeers’ offense averages 75.2 points per game while hitting 48.7% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 43.7% from the field while allowing 68.2 points per contest.
In their previous five contests, Seton Hall is 2-3 straight-up and 2-3 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 63.2 points per game on a shooting percentage of 39.6%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 44.6% of their shots while giving up 65.8 points per game.
Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played
This season, the combined power rating of Xavier’s opponents comes in at 84.4. On the other side, Seton Hall’s combined opponent power rating sits at 82.6.
How Does Xavier Fare On The Road?
For the season, the Musketeers have played ten road games and have a record of 5-5. In these contests, Xavier is 6-4 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 79.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 49.6%. On defense, the Musketeers allow 78.7 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 46.6% in these games.
How Does Seton Hall Fare At Home?
In their 16 games at home, Seton Hall has an 8-7 record vs. the spread while going 10-6 straight-up. On offense, the Pirates are shooting 44.3% on their home floor, leading to 70.8 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 39.5% in these contests. The Seton Hall defense is allowing 62.4 points per game at home.
Offense vs. Defense
For the season, Xavier is averaging 73.9 points per game (118th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.6%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Seton Hall defense that has allowed an average of 64.4 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 41.2% of their shots vs. Seton Hall. Conversely, the Seton Hall Pirates are coming into the game averaging 72.9 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.3%. The Pirates will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 44.7% of their shots vs. the Musketeers.
From beyond the arc, Xavier has a shooting percentage of 32.5% while ranking 441st in attempts per game. The Musketeers will be facing a Seton Hall defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 30.6%. Seton Hall enters the game, having hit 34.0% of their looks from deep while averaging 7.35 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Xavier has allowed opponents to hit 36.9% of their shots from beyond the arc.
Injuries Of Note
- Zach Freemantle (Out) Foot
- Kyky Tandy (Questionable) Foot
- Kam Craft (Out) Knee
- Alexis Yetna (Out) Knee
- Abdou Ndiaye (Out) Knee
- Kadary Richmond (Questionable) Back
- JaQuan Harris (Out) Knee
- Dre Davis (Out) Ankle
Pick Against The Line
Both teams are dealing with injuries that are going to have an impact on the scoring tonight. Even if G Kadary Richmond goes for Seton Hall (I think he will), backs are tricky, so he may not be 100% or may not last the game. So, I think the Under is the play here. Seton Hall has allowed just 66.8 points against Big East competition and should be facing a Xavier team without one of their top scorers Zach Freemantle (23 points in the last meeting). The Musketeers have looked better on defense as of late, allowing 69 or fewer points in their last four, and it can’t hurt that K. Richmond may be out or limited. Take the Under 141. Bet your college basketball picks for FREE all weekend by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you sign up at Everygame Sportsbook, deposit $100 to $500, then enter bonus promo code PREDICTEM on their Special Offers page before placing your first wager! They’ll match you dollar for dollar up to $500! EG is the oldest and most trusted bookie on the web! (Formerly Intertops) Click here to sign up now!
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