North Carolina A&T Aggies face Seton Hall Pirates: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
North Carolina A&T Aggies vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Seton Hall Pirates try to run the North Carolina A&T Aggies off the court at Prudential Center in college hoops action.
This season, the Pirates are 7-2 overall and 3-2-1 ATS ATS, while the Aggies are 4-6 and 2-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Seton Hall boasts a 2-0 on the OU, and North Carolina A&T is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates - Aggies odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seton Hall is rated No. 98 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina A&T is at No. 153. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-62 win for the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 107 nationally ranked offense (71.6 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 218 at 68.1 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 46.2% from the field, more than the Aggies have managed so far this season (38.1% on average).
Defensively, North Carolina A&T features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 187 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina A&T was a 76-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against NJIT. North Carolina A&T earned a 76-71 victory over NJIT on Thursday, getting 24 points from Lamont Middleton at Fleisher Center.
Seton Hall was a 71-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wake Forest. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Pirates grabbed a 71-67 win over the Demon Deacons on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Fuquan Edwin at Joel Coliseum.
Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Longwood are 2-0
After playing Wake Forest are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
A few Aggies at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seton Hall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
North Carolina A&T home to Eastern Kentucky, Wednesday, December 19
Seton Hall home to Longwood, Wednesday, December 19