College baskeball point spread favors Pirates in battle with Bulls
South Florida Bulls vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates will hit the floor running against the visiting South Florida Bulls Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 5-5-1 ATS. South Florida is 5-6 on the totals; Seton Hall is 3-4.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulls were listed as 5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 114 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls sit at No. 102 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 70-66.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Seton Hall's No. 102-ranked offense, averaging 70.6 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 56 at 60.6 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Florida owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. Seton Hall, on the other hand, rates No. 189 in scoring at home.
South Florida was a 61-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgetown. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. South Florida earned a 61-58 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, getting 15 points from Jawanza Poland at Sun Dome.
Seton Hall lost its last outing, a 69-62 result against Marquette on January 16. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Seton Hall suffered a 69-62 loss against Marquette on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Aaron Cosby in a losing effort at Bradley Center.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Notre Dame are 3-7
After playing Georgetown are 2-5
After a win are 6-4
Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing St. John's are 5-5
After playing Marquette are 1-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Bulls at Pirates trends to consider:
South Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seton Hall
South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Seton Hall
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against South Florida
Seton Hall is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 5 games
Seton Hall is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing South Florida
South Florida home to Notre Dame, Saturday, January 26
Seton Hall at St. John's, Sunday, January 27