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NCAA hoops odds preview - Seton Hall vs. Cincinnati

Seton Hall PiratesCincinnati Bearcats
Feb 18, 4:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Seton Hall Pirates vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Cincinnati Bearcats try to run the Pirates off the court at Fifth Third Arena in college hoops action.

The Pirates will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 14-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Bearcats are 9-11 ATS. Seton Hall is 9-13 on the totals; Cincinnati is 10-10.

View Seton Hall vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bearcats at No. 48 and the Pirates at No. 23 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-72 result in favor of the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the nation's No. 119-rated offensive output, at 70.4 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 84 allowing on average 63.2 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seton Hall, they were a 94-64 winner as they battled St. John's at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Pirates blew out St. John's on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 94-64 win at Prudential Center.

Cincinnati was an 81-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 22 points leading the Bearcats to an 81-66 victory over Providence at Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Georgetown are 6-4
After playing St. John's are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Louisville are 6-4
After playing Providence are 2-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seton Hall's last 7 games on the road
Seton Hall is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Seton Hall
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Cincinnati is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Seton Hall home to Georgetown, Tuesday, February 21
Cincinnati home to Louisville, Thursday, February 23