Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Pirates and Musketeers. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Musketeers at Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big East conference game currently have the Musketeers as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.
SETON HALL PIRATES VS XAVIER MUSKETEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Xavier Musketeers -3.5
This game will be played at Cintas Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 23rd.
WHY BET THE XAVIER MUSKETEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Musketeers.
- Not only will Xavier pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can The Pirates Secure a Road Victory?
In their upcoming game against Xavier, the Seton Hall Pirates hold a record of 8-4. In their previous ten road games, including last year, Seton Hall has a 4-6 record. Heading into today’s game, Seton Hall has a 4-5 ATS record. This includes a 1-3 record vs. the spread on the road and a 3-2 record at home.
Up to this point, games involving Seton Hall have had an average of 147.9 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 140.5 points. Their over/under record is 5-4-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Pirates’ games have averaged 143 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-4.
Seton Hall recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 93 points against Missouri. This output exceeded their season average of 75.6 points per game. On the offensive front, the Pirates have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 55th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 204th in terms of percentage and 288th in three-pointers made.
At present, the Pirates’ defense is nationally ranked 67th, allowing 65.8 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.5 threes per game vs. Xavier. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.9%.
Will the Musketeers Find a Way to Win at Home?
After 12 games, Xavier has a record of 6-6. So far this season, all of the Musketeers’ games have been away from home. Xavier has compiled a 5-4 record against the spread (ATS) thus far this season. This includes a 2-2 mark on the road and a 3-2 record at home vs. the spread.
Xavier comes in with an over/under record of 3-6-0 through 12 games, with their games averaging a combined 143.4 points per game so far. The Musketeers have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 148 points per game.
In contrast to their season average of 75.4 points per game, the Xavier had a below average performance. They scored 66 points against St. John’s and had a field goal percentage of 34.9%. Desmond Claude was the leading scorer for the Musketeers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Quincy Olivari contributed 13 points.
Currently, the Musketeers’ defense holds the 136th rank in the nation, allowing 69.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. St. John’s, the Red Storm finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 81 points vs. Xavier.