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Seton Hall Pirates vs Scarlet Knights College Hoops Game Preview

Seton Hall PiratesRutgers Scarlet Knights
5-3December 08, 2013, 08:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center4-5

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Seton Hall Pirates pay a visit to Louis Brown Athletic Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Pirates will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 1-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Scarlet Knights are 4-4 ATS. Seton Hall is 4-3 on the totals; Rutgers is 4-4.

View Seton Hall Pirates vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

The Scarlet Knights were listed as -2.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 105 and the Pirates sitting at No. 188.

Last time out for Seton Hall, they were a 92-81 winner as they battled Long Island at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. Brian Oliver went off for 26 points and added 1 rebound, leading Seton Hall over Long Island, 92-81, on Thursday at Prudential Center.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 93-87 loser on the road against George Washington. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Rutgers got 26 points from Myles Mack on the way to a 93-87 loss against George Washington on Wednesday at Charles E. Smith Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pirates is ranked No. 161 in NCAA hoops at 35.63 per game. Contrast that with Rutgers’s No. 70 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Rutgers is the No. 51-ranked team in the country at 7.67 per game, while Seton Hall rates No. 45 at 7.75 per game.

Next up:
Seton Hall home to NJIT, Tuesday, December 10th
Rutgers at Princeton, Wednesday, December 11th