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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bearcats over Pirates

Cincinnati BearcatsSeton Hall Pirates
Feb 2, 11:00 AM | Prudential Center

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

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Prudential Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Seton Hall Pirates and the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats in college hoops action on Saturday.

This season, the Pirates are 13-8 overall and 6-7-1 ATS ATS, while the Bearcats are 17-4 and 8-9 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Seton Hall boasts a 5-5 on the OU, and Cincinnati is 5-11.

View Cincinnati vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 110 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bearcats, who rate No. 2 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-70 victory for the Bearcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seton Hall has the nation's No. 147-rated offensive output, at 68.8 PPG. The visiting Bearcats defense ranks No. 33 allowing on average 58.8 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 45% so far, more than the Bearcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 44-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 207 nationally in scoring at home.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 62-54 result against Rutgers on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. The Bearcats grabbed a 62-54 win over the Scarlet Knights on Wednesday, behind a 19-point effort from Sean Kilpatrick at Fifth Third Arena.

Seton Hall was a 74-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Seton Hall was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Georgetown and falling by a 74-52 score at Verizon Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 3-5
After playing Rutgers are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Georgetown are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Bearcats at Pirates trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seton Hall's last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
Seton Hall is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 6 games
Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at Providence, Wednesday, February 6
Seton Hall at Pittsburgh, Monday, February 4