Big East Tournament - Seton Hall Pirates vs South Florida Bulls Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
South Florida Bulls vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the South Florida Bulls at Madison Square Garden in NCAA basketball action.
It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Seton Hall battles the Bulls, currently sitting with a 12-18 mark (12-17 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10 for the Pirates and 10-14 for the Bulls.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Seton Hall sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 170 and the Bulls sitting at No. 176. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 63-60 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 229 nationally ranked offense (65.4 points per game) against a Bulls defense that sits as the No. 78 at 62.7 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 43.5% from the field, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (39.5% on average).
Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 38-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 269 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for South Florida, they were a 61-53 loser as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Bulls got 22 points from Victor Rudd, but it was Cincinnati that prevailed in a 61-53 final on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.
Seton Hall was a 56-51 loser in its last match at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Pirates endured a 56-51 loss at the hands of the Scarlet Knights on Friday, despite a 13-point effort from Aaron Cosby at Prudential Center.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Bulls at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing South Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 5 games when playing South Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 6 games
Seton Hall is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games