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Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Butler BulldogsSeton Hall Pirates
11-9January 29, 2014, 09:00 | Prudential Center12-8

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

Seton Hall will face the 11-9 Bulldogs, who own a 9-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Pirates are 13-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulldogs are 8-10 favoring the OVER.

View Butler Bulldogs vs Seton Hall Pirates Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Seton Hall in this one found them as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 211-rated Butler taking on the No. 68-rated Pirates in this contest.

Butler lost its last outing, a 69-52 result against St. John's on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Butler got 16 points from Khyle Marshall but lost anyway, 69-52, to St. John's on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Seton Hall won its last outing, an 86-69 result against DePaul on January 25. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. DePaul was victimized by Fuquan Edwin for 30 points as the Pirates defeated the Blue Demons 86-69 in college hoops action on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seton Hall's No. 55 nationally ranked offense (76.75 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 84 at 67.65 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 45.59% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (43.84% on average).

A few Bulldogs at Pirates trends to consider:
Butler is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Butler is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Butler is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Butler is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Seton Hall is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Seton Hall's last 9 games
Seton Hall is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Butler at Marquette, Tuesday, February 4th
Seton Hall at Xavier, Saturday, February 1st