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Seton Hall Pirates visit Providence Friars in college basketball clash

Seton Hall PiratesProvidence Friars
9-4December 31, 2013, 02:30 | Dunkin Donuts Center10-2



Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Seton Hall when they take on the Providence Friars on Tuesday in college hoops betting action.

This season, the Friars are 10-2 overall and 4-6-1 ATS, while the Pirates are 9-4 and 5-7 ATS. As for the totals, Providence boasts a 4-7 on the OU, and Seton Hall is 8-4.

View Seton Hall Pirates vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Providence in this one found them as -6.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Friars at No. 32 and the Pirates at No. 41 heading into this contest.

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In their last action, Providence was a 69-67 loser on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Providence suffered a 69-67 loss against Massachusetts on Saturday, getting 24 points from Bryce Cotton in a losing effort at Mullins Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 167 nationally ranked offense (72.15 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 158 at 70.77 PPG. The Friars have been averaging 41.3% from the field, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (45.25% on average).

A few Pirates at Friars trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Seton Hall is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Seton Hall is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Seton Hall is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Providence
Providence is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Providence is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Providence is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Seton Hall
Providence is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Seton Hall


Next up:
Seton Hall home to Creighton, Saturday, January 4th
Providence at Villanova, Sunday, January 5th

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