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Xavier Musketeers vs. Seton Hall Pirates Predictions, Picks, Odds

The Xavier Musketeers (16-6, 6-5 Big East) travel to meet the Seton Hall Pirates (14-7, 5-6) in a Big East clash at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on FOX Sports 1.

SCORE PREDICTION

Seton Hall 72, Xavier 69

BEST BETS

Seton Hall -155 ML at DraftKings

XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS. SETON HALL PIRATES PREDICTIONS

The Musketeers are looking to bounce back after a shocking 69-65 loss at Cintas Center in Cincinnati against DePaul, falling outright as a 14-point favorite. Xavier is now just 2-3 SU across the past five games, and 5-5 SU over the previous 10 outings while going just 2-8 ATS during the span. The offense has really hit the skids lately, as Xavier has scored 68 or fewer points in five of the past six outings.

On the flip side, the Pirates of SHU are flying high after spanking Creighton by a 74-55 margin to easily cover a five-point spread. After a pair of losses to St. John's and Georgetown, Seton Hall is 2-0 SU/ATS and looking to use that Bluejays win as a springboard into this one as the teams jockey for seeding heading into the upcoming Big East Tournament. This is an important game, as the top five seeds in the Big East avoid playing in the first round of the conference tournament, and both of these teams are right on the line.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING ODDS

  • Xavier +135
  • Seton Hall -155
  • Xavier +4 (-110)
  • Seton Hall -3.5 (-110)
  • Over 142.0 (-110)
  • Under 142.5 (-110)

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XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING RESOURCES

  • Matchup: Big East
  • Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
  • Venue: Prudential Center
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey
  • TV-Time: FS1 - 7:00 p.m. ET

XAVIER MUSKETEERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 16-6
  • ATS: 11-11
  • O/U: 8-13-1

The Musketeers have really struggled against the number lately, going just 1-7 ATS in the past eight games overall. The only cover was a 74-64 win at Creighton on Jan. 29. Xavier has scored just 66.8 PPG across the past six outings, too, which is more than six points lower than the team's season average.

Xavier has also posted a 1-6 ATS mark in the past seven games against teams with a winning overall record, while going 1-5 ATS in the past six games following a non-cover.

For totals, the UNDER is 5-1 in the past six games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five road outings. The UNDER is also 5-0 in the past five games following a non-cover.

SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 14-7
  • ATS: 10-10
  • O/U: 7-13

The Pirates are coming off one of the most impressive victories of the season with a 74-55 win over Creighton, handling its business as a five-point favorite. The 55 points allowed were the least amount since coughing up 44 points against Yale back on Nov. 10 in the second game of the season.

Seton Hall has posted a 1-4 ATS in the past five home games, while going 2-5 ATS in the past seven against a team with a winning overall record. The Pirates are also 1-4 ATS in the past five games following a straight-up win.

The UNDER has connected in 20 of the past 28 games overall, while the OVER has cashed in four of the past five games against winning teams.


The Musketeers have managed to cover just one of the past eight games overall. (AP)

INSIDE THE STATS - XAVIER MUSKETEERS

  • Record: 16-6
  • VI Ranking: 30
  • PS/G: 73.2 (133rd)
  • PA/G: 64.6 (62nd)
  • ORtg: 105.6 (124th)
  • DRtg: 93.2 (52nd)

INSIDE THE STATS - SETON HALL PIRATES

  • Record: 14-7
  • VI Ranking: 22
  • PS/G: 75.9 (73rd)
  • PA/G: 67.1 (127th)
  • ORtg: 106.6 (102nd)
  • DRtg: 94.2 (66th)

KEY PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • XAV: Jack Nunge - F (12.3 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.6 BPG, 52.9 FG%)
  • XAV: Paul Scruggs - G (12.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.4 SPG)
  • HALL: Myles Cale - G (9.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.1 APG)
  • HALL: Jared Rhoden - G (15.3 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 1.2 APG)

XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING CONCLUSION

Xavier hits the road to take on Seton Hall for the first time this season. The Pirates are in a good place right now, but they'd be even better if Bryce Aiken (concussion) was in action. He has been sidelined since Jan. 15 due to a concussion suffered against Marquette. He is a question mark for this one. Kadary Richmond has stepped up in Aiken's absence, though, going for 12.3 PPG, 6.0 APG and 4.3 RPG across the past three outings to lessen the blow.

The Musketeers have really been struggling against the number, and Xavier bottomed out with a loss at home to DePaul, who would be in the basement if not for Georgetown. All is not lost for Xavier, however, as it is still just one game back of UConn for third place in the Big East. And remember, fifth-place or higher gets your a bye in the first round of the Big East. I think Seton Hall takes this one, however, as it is playing just much better basketball lately, and the Pirates get the Musketeers at home. It will be close, but look for Seton Hall to get it done. Don't mess with the points, though, as this one should be close. Play the money line, which is moderately priced.

XAVIER MUSKETEERS VS. SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING TRENDS

  • Xavier is 1-7 ATS in the past eight games overall.
  • Xavier is 1-6 ATS in the past seven vs. winning teams.
  • Seton Hall is 1-4 ATS in the past five home games.
  • Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in the past seven vs. winning teams.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six games overall for Xavier.
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five road games for Xavier.
  • The UNDER is 20-8 in the past 28 games overall for Seton Hall.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five vs. winning teams for Seton Hall.
  • The underdog is 13-3 ATS in the past 16 meetings.
  • The road team is 5-0 ATS in the five meetings.
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