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College Basketball Matchup - Providence Friars Seton Hall Pirates Odds Preview

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Jan 7, 6:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Seton Hall Pirates vs Providence Friars Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Pirates travelling to Providence Saturday to take on the Friars on Saturday.

The Friars sit at 11-5 (5-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pirates are currently 13-2 (8-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Providence is 5-5 OU, and Seton Hall is 5-6 OU.

View Seton Hall vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Providence in this one will find them as 2.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Friars - Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Providence is rated No. 119 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Seton Hall is at No. 17. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-72 win for the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Providence's No. 154 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 83 at 62.7 PPG. The Friars have been averaging 45.3% from the field, less than the Pirates have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Providence, meanwhile, comes in at No. 179 nationally in scoring at home.

Seton Hall was a 75-63 winner in its last match at home against Connecticut. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs. Jordan Theodore scored 19 points leading the Pirates to a 75-63 victory over Connecticut at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

Providence was an 87-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 13.5–point spread as underdogs. Providence suffered an 87-73 loss against Syracuse on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Vincent Council in a losing effort at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing DePaul are 3-4
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 4-4
After playing Syracuse are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Pirates at Friars trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Seton Hall's last 5 games when playing on the road against Providence
Seton Hall is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Providence is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing Seton Hall
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
Providence is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Seton Hall home to DePaul, Tuesday, January 10
Providence home to Louisville, Tuesday, January 10