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Pirates open as college hoops underdog vs Golden Eagles

Marquette Golden EaglesSeton Hall Pirates
Feb 19, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

18-6TEAM RECORD13-13

The Marquette Golden Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pirates in Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Pirates currently sports a 13-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-10-1 ATS. The Golden Eagles are 18-6 and 10-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pirates produce a 7-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Eagles have gone 11-9 against the number.

View Marquette vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Pirates in this one found them listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Eagles was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 130 and the Golden Eagles sitting at No. 50. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-68 result in favor of the Golden Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 192 nationally ranked offense (66.8 points per game) against a Golden Eagles defense that sits as the No. 91 at 62.9 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 44.1% from the field, less than the Golden Eagles have managed so far this season (46.5% on average).

Defensively, Marquette features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.9 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 227 nationally in scoring at home.

Marquette was a 79-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Pittsburgh. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Eagles got 19 points from Vander Blue as Marquette ran past Pittsburgh 79-69 on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Seton Hall was a 76-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Seton Hall got 21 points from Fuquan Edwin but lost anyway, 76-65, to Syracuse on Saturday at Prudential Center.

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Villanova are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 4-6
After playing Syracuse are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9

A few Golden Eagles at Pirates trends to consider:
Marquette is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 7 games when playing Marquette
Seton Hall is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 6 games at home
Seton Hall is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games

Next up:
Marquette at Villanova, Saturday, February 23
Seton Hall at Louisville, Saturday, February 23