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Wake Forest Seton Hall Betting Preview

Seton Hall PiratesWake Forest Demon Deacons
Dec 8, 7:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Seton Hall Pirates vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Odds

6-2TEAM RECORD4-4

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Pirates of Seton Hall hit the hard court against the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest.

This season, the Demon Deacons are 4-4 overall and 3-3 ATS ATS, while the Pirates are 6-2 and 2-2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Wake Forest boasts a 3-1 on the OU, and Seton Hall is 1-0.

View Seton Hall vs Wake Forest Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Demon Deacons installed as 2-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Demon Deacons at No. 240 and the Pirates at No. 119 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-66 result in favor of the Pirates.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pirates is ranked No. 130 in NCAA hoops at 36.6 per game. Contrast that with Wake Forest’s No. 280 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wake Forest is the No. 271-ranked team in the country at 4.9 per game, while Seton Hall rates No. 19 at 8.8 per game.

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 284-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Wake Forest, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seton Hall, they were a 68-59 winner as they battled NJIT at home. NJIT was victimized for 22 points and 10 rebounds by Fuquan Edwin as the Pirates bested the Highlanders 68-59 in college basketball action on Tuesday.

Wake Forest won its last outing, a 71-60 result against High Point on December 5. Wake Forest got 15 points from Chase Fischer en route to a 71-60 victory over High Point on Wednesday at Joel Coliseum.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing NJIT are 2-1
After a win are 4-6

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Furman are 1-0
After playing High Point are 2-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Pirates at Demon Deacons trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Wake Forest is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wake Forest is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Seton Hall home to North Carolina A&T, Sunday, December 16
Wake Forest home to Furman, Tuesday, December 18