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NCAAB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Fighting Irish at Notre Dame

Seton Hall PiratesNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Feb 26, 7:00 PM | Joyce Center

Seton Hall Pirates vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

11-16TEAM RECORD22-5

Seton Hall travels to Notre Dame on Saturday, hoping to boost its 11-16 record with a victory over the Fighting Irish.

The Pirates will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Fighting Irish are 12-10 ATS. Seton Hall is 7-16 on the totals; Notre Dame is 11-10-1.

View Seton Hall vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Fighting Irish as 9.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Fighting Irish sit at No. 41 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at No. 52 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Fighting Irish will win this game 78-70.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's No. 38 nationally ranked offense (75.7 points per game) against a Pirates defense that sits as the No. 95 at 65.2 PPG. The Fighting Irish have been averaging 46.1% from the field, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).

Defensively, Seton Hall features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.8 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Seton Hall, they were a 73-64 loser as they battled Marquette on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Seton Hall got 23 points from Jeremy Hazell but lost anyway, 73-64, to Marquette on Saturday at Bradley Center.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 94-93 winner on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites. The Fighting Irish used a 32-point performance from Ben Hansbrough to help Notre Dame smack Providence 94-93 on Wednesday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Marquette are 1-5
After a loss are 4-6

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Villanova are 5-5
After playing Providence are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Pirates at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
Notre Dame is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seton Hall

Next up:
Seton Hall home to St. John's, Thursday, March 3
Notre Dame home to Villanova, Monday, February 28