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NCAA hoops odds preview - Seton Hall vs. Marquette

Seton Hall PiratesMarquette Golden Eagles
10-6January 11, 2014, 02:00 | Bradley Center9-7

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Marquette Golden Eagles try to run the Seton Hall Pirates off the court at Bradley Center in college hoops action.

Marquette battles the Pirates, currently sitting with a 10-6 mark (6-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-7 for the Golden Eagles and 11-4 for the Pirates.

View Seton Hall Pirates vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 12-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 70-ranked Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Seton Hall was an 83-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Villanova. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Seton Hall suffered an 83-67 loss against Villanova on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Brian Oliver in a losing effort at Prudential Center.

Marquette was an 86-79 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Marquette suffered an 86-79 loss against Xavier on Thursday, getting 19 points from Davante Gardner in a losing effort at Cintas Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 170-ranked offense, averaging 71.38 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 185 at 72.62 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 45.36% so far, more than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.21% per game.

A few Pirates at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Seton Hall's last 5 games
Seton Hall is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Seton Hall is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing Marquette
Marquette is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 6 games at home
Marquette is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Seton Hall

Next up:
Seton Hall at Georgetown, Saturday, January 18th
Marquette at Butler, Saturday, January 18th