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Seton Hall Pirates host Long Island Blackbirds in college basketball action

Long Island BlackbirdsSeton Hall Pirates
Dec 22, 8:00 PM | Barclays Center

Long Island Blackbirds vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

5-5TEAM RECORD9-2

The Seton Hall Pirates will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Long Island Blackbirds at Barclays Center on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The game is being played at Barclays Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Blackbirds will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 3-2-1 ATS. Long Island is 0-0 on the totals; Seton Hall is 2-0.

View Long Island vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 122 and the Blackbirds sitting at No. 277. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 84-74 result in favor of the Pirates.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Blackbirds is ranked No. 199 in NCAA hoops at 34.8 per game. Contrast that with Seton Hall’s No. 105 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Seton Hall is the No. 23-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while Long Island rates No. 81 at 7.2 per game.

Defensively, Long Island features the nation's No. 347-rated defense on the road, allowing 88.6 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 152 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Long Island was an 80-67 loser on the road against Saint Peter's. The Blackbirds endured an 80-67 loss at the hands of the Peacocks on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Jamal Olasewere at Yanitelli Center.

In their last action, Seton Hall was a 79-61 winner at home against Longwood. Seton Hall earned a 79-61 victory over Longwood on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Fuquan Edwin at Prudential Center.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Stony Brook are 1-2
After playing Longwood are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Blackbirds at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Long Island at Lamar, Saturday, December 29
Seton Hall home to Stony Brook, Friday, December 28

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