Betting on today’s Musketeers and Pirates game? Catch the action at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as the Pirates hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on CBSS. This Big East conference matchup has an over/under of 145.5 points, and Seton Hall is favored to win by -2.5 at home vs. Xavier.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates -2.5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will Seton Hall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Xavier Stun the Crowd at Prudential Center?

Despite being the underdog, Xavier has performed better at home this season, going 10-5 compared to 3-6 on the road. The Musketeers are averaging a +7.0 scoring margin at home, but they have a -2.1 scoring margin on the road.

Over their last ten games on the road, Xavier has gone just 3-7. They are coming off a 78-71 loss to Creighton.

As the underdog, Xavier has gone 6-3-1 against the spread this season and they have an overall ATS mark of 14-8-2. On the road, the Musketeers have an ATS record of 6-3 and they are 4-1 vs. the spread in their last five road games.

This season, the over/under record for Xavier games is 13-11 and the average point total in their games is 148.3. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the season average OU line in their games (148.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 8-2.

The Musketeers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Musketeers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 284th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 135th in percentage and 223rd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Musketeers’ defense is nationally ranked 171st, allowing 72.4 points per game. Against Creighton, the Musketeers’ defense gave up 78 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Creighton only made 9 free-throws.

Will the Pirates Win at Home?

Seton Hall enters this game as a 2.5-point favorite, and they have gone 9-2 in games where they were favored this season. Overall, the Pirates are 15-9, including a 7-5 mark in Big East play.

At home this season, Seton Hall has gone 9-3, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 home games. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +9.9 points per game.

Seton Hall’s ATS record this season is currently 9-14, and they are 5-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pirates have gone 4-6 ATS.

This season, the over/under record in Seton Hall games is 11-12. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.2). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 130 points.

Against Villanova, the Seton Hall had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.8 points per game. They scored 54 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40% in the game. Leading Seton Hall in scoring vs. Villanova was Al-Amir Dawes with his 14 points. Kadary Richmond also added 12 points for the Pirates.

So far, the Pirates’ defense is ranked 98th in the country at 69.3 points per contest. The Seton Hall defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 80 points and allowed Villanova to connect on 14 threes.