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Seton Hall Pirates battle vs Xavier Musketeers highlights college basketball odds menu

Xavier MusketeersSeton Hall Pirates
20-9March 03, 2014, 07:00 | Prudential Center14-15



The Seton Hall Pirates will try to cover the spread at Prudential Center on Monday when they get a visit from the Xavier Musketeers in NCAA basketball action.

The Pirates sit at 14-15 (14-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Musketeers are currently 20-9 (17-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Seton Hall is 16-12 OU, and Xavier is 13-14 OU.

View Xavier Musketeers vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds and Stats.

This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 103 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Musketeers, who rate No. 224 in the latest survey.

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Xavier was a 75-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Creighton. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Musketeers got 21 points from Semaj Christon as Xavier ran past Creighton 75-69 on Saturday at Cintas Center.

In their last action, Seton Hall was a 74-69 loser at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Sterling Gibbs scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 74-69 to Providence at Prudential Center on Friday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Seton Hall has the nation's No. 83-rated offensive output, at 73.38 PPG. The visiting Musketeers defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 67 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 45.84% so far, less than the Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.67% per game.

Next up:
Xavier home to Villanova, Thursday, March 6th
Seton Hall at Butler, Saturday, March 8th

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