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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Xavier Musketeers in Battle with Seton Hall Pirates

The Xavier Musketeers will look to improve on a 16-2 record on Saturday when they host the Seton Hall Pirates in NCAA basketball betting odds action at Cintas Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Xavier sat as -9.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Seton Hall Pirates vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Seton Hall Pirates will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 11-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Xavier Musketeers are 12-6 ATS. Seton Hall Pirates are 7-10 on betting the total; Xavier Musketeers are 10-7-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 66-rated Seton Hall Pirates taking on the No. 24-rated Xavier Musketeers in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Xavier has the nation's No. 44-rated offensive output, at 79.61 PPG. The visiting Seton Hall Pirates defense ranks No. 47 allowing on average 66.22 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 44.64% so far, more than the Xavier Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.54% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Seton Hall got 21 points from Isaiah Whitehead but lost anyway, 72-71, to Villanova on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

The Musketeers endured a 81-72 loss at the hands of the Hoyas on Tuesday, despite a 18-point effort from Trevon Bluiett at Cintas Center.

Betting Trends
  • Seton Hall is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Seton Hall is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Seton Hall's last 15 games
  • Xavier is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Xavier is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
  • Xavier is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Xavier is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seton Hall home to St. John's, Wednesday, January 27th
Xavier at Providence, Tuesday, January 26th