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Seton Hall Pirates vs Louisville Cardinals Preview

Louisville CardinalsSeton Hall Pirates
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Prudential Center

Louisville Cardinals vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

13-1TEAM RECORD12-3

The Seton Hall Pirates host Louisville on Wednesday, looking to build on their 12-3 mark against the 13-1 Cardinals in college hoops action at Prudential Center.

The Pirates sit at 12-3 (4-3-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinals are currently 13-1 (7-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Seton Hall is 3-1 OU, and Louisville is 7-4 OU.

View Louisville vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cardinals were listed as 11-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seton Hall is rated No. 107 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 9. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 89-77 win for the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 74 nationally ranked offense (73.1 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 23 at 57.5 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 46.6% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.8 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 135 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisville was an 80-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They earned a push of the 18-point spread as favorites. Louisville earned an 80-62 victory over Providence on Wednesday, getting 23 points from Russ Smith at KFC Yum! Center.

Seton Hall was a 93-74 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Aaron Cosby scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 93-74 to Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Saturday).

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 5-5
After playing Providence are 7-2
After a win are 9-1

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Providence are 7-3
After playing Notre Dame are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisville's last 9 games on the road
Seton Hall is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Seton Hall is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 5 games when playing Louisville
Seton Hall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to South Florida, Saturday, January 12
Seton Hall home to Providence, Sunday, January 13