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College basketball point spread favors Pirates in battle with Friars

Providence FriarsSeton Hall Pirates
18-10February 28, 2014, 07:00 | Prudential Center14-14

The Providence Friars will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pirates in Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Friday in college basketball action.

The Pirates sport a record of 14-14 and 14-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Friars have 18-10 and 14-12-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-12 for the Pirates and 15-12 for the Friars.

View Providence Friars vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds and Stats.

Seton Hall opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Pirates - Friars odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Seton Hall is rated No. 64 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Providence is at No. 87.

Providence won its last outing, an 87-81 result against Butler on February 23. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Bulldogs were burned for 28 points by Bryce Cotton on Sunday as the Friars put another game in the win column, 87-81, at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Seton Hall was a 65-60 loser in its last match on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. Seton Hall suffered a 65-60 loss against DePaul on Tuesday, getting 21 points from Fuquan Edwin in a losing effort at Allstate Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Seton Hall's No. 225-rated squad against Providence's No. 73-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Seton Hall rates No. 39 in the country with 7.68 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 110 nationally with 6.36 per match.

A few Friars at Pirates trends to consider:
Providence is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Providence is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Providence's last 7 games
Providence is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Seton Hall is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
Seton Hall is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seton Hall's last 8 games
Seton Hall is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Providence home to Marquette, Tuesday, March 4th
Seton Hall at Xavier, Monday, March 3rd