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NCAA hoops odds preview - Louisville vs. Seton Hall

Louisville CardinalsSeton Hall Pirates
Jan 28, 8:00 PM | Prudential Center

Louisville Cardinals vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Seton Hall and Louisville on Saturday, with the host Pirates trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Seton Hall will face the 16-5 Cardinals, who own a 9-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pirates are 7-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 8-9-1 favoring the OVER.

View Louisville vs Seton Hall Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Seton Hall opened as 1.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 16-ranked Pirates and the No. 33-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-75 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Seton Hall's No. 125-ranked scoring average of 70.9 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 61 and allowing 62.2 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, more than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (43.5% per game).

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Seton Hall, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Louisville was an 84-74 winner at home against Villanova. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Peyton Siva scored 16 points leading the Cardinals to an 84-74 victory over Villanova at KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday.

Seton Hall was a 55-42 loser in its last match at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Pirates got 11 points from Jordan Theodore, but it was Notre Dame that prevailed in a 55-42 final on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rutgers are 5-1
After playing Villanova are 5-4
After a win are 7-3

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Marquette are 3-6
After playing Notre Dame are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Seton Hall is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
Seton Hall is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Rutgers, Saturday, February 4
Seton Hall at Marquette, Tuesday, January 31