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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Scarlet Knights at Rutgers

Seton Hall PiratesRutgers Scarlet Knights
Feb 12, 7:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Seton Hall Pirates vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD12-10

Seton Hall travels to Rutgers on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 13-11 record with a victory over the Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlet Knights sport records of 12-10 and 9-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Pirates have 13-11 and 7-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-9 for the Scarlet Knights and 6-7 for the Pirates.

View Seton Hall vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 110 and the Pirates sitting at No. 131. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-66 result in favor of the Pirates.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 193 nationally ranked offense (66.7 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 141 at 64.9 PPG. The Scarlet Knights have been averaging 44.3% from the field, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.1 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seton Hall, they were a 78-67 loser as they battled Connecticut at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Aaron Cosby went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Connecticut handed Seton Hall a 78-67 defeat at Prudential Center.

Rutgers was a 69-63 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Scarlet Knights got 23 points from Eli Carter, but it was Georgetown that prevailed in a 69-63 final on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Syracuse are 4-6
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing DePaul are 1-7
After playing Georgetown are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 7 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 7 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing Seton Hall
Rutgers is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Seton Hall home to Syracuse, Saturday, February 16
Rutgers at DePaul, Saturday, February 16