Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Seton Hall Pirates Preview
Seton Hall Pirates vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds
Joyce Center will host Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Seton Hall Pirates action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Fighting Irish sport records of 12-1 and 6-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Pirates have 12-2 and 4-2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-1 for the Fighting Irish and 2-1 for the Pirates.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Fighting Irish installed as 9.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 100-rated Fighting Irish and the No. 114-ranked Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 84-79 result in favor of the Fighting Irish.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pirates rank No. 99 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Notre Dame’s No. 58 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Notre Dame is college basketball's No. 90-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Pirates rate No. 16 with 8.7 per game.
Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 237-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 89 nationally in scoring at home.
Seton Hall was a 73-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against DePaul. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pirates grabbed a 73-72 win over the Blue Demons on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Aaron Cosby at Allstate Arena.
Notre Dame won its last outing, an 89-67 result against Niagara on December 21. They covered in that game as a 16-point favorite. Notre Dame cruised to victory on Friday, running Niagara out of the gym and running up an 89-67 score at Joyce Center.
Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Louisville are 4-5
After playing DePaul are 6-3
After a win are 8-2
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-4
After playing Niagara are 1-0
After a win are 9-1
A few Pirates at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
Notre Dame is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Seton Hall
Seton Hall home to Louisville, Wednesday, January 9
Notre Dame at Cincinnati, Monday, January 7