Syracuse favored by 8.5 against Seton Hall on Saturday

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Feb 16, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

Syracuse Orange vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds

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Prudential Center will host Seton Hall Pirates vs. Syracuse Orange action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Orange will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 8-9-1 ATS. Syracuse is 8-11 on the totals; Seton Hall is 6-8.

View Syracuse vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Seton Hall Pirates as 8.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 131 and the Orange at No. 3 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-69 result in favor of the Orange.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 189 nationally ranked offense (66.9 points per game) against a Orange defense that sits as the No. 27 at 59 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 44.2% from the field, less than the Orange have managed so far this season (44.8% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Syracuse owns the country's No. 64-rated mark, allowing 64.4 points per game on the highway. Seton Hall, on the other hand, rates No. 216 in scoring at home.

Syracuse was a 66-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Syracuse suffered a 66-58 loss against Connecticut on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Michael Carter-Williams in a losing effort at Gampel Pavilion.

Seton Hall was a 57-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Fuquan Edwin scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 57-55 to Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Tuesday).

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Providence are 8-2
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Marquette are 3-7
After playing Rutgers are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Orange at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing on the road against Seton Hall
Syracuse is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Seton Hall
Syracuse is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 5 games when playing at home against Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 5 games at home
Seton Hall is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seton Hall's last 10 games

Next up:
Syracuse home to Providence, Wednesday, February 20
Seton Hall home to Marquette, Tuesday, February 19