Xavier vs. Seton Hall - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seton Hall Pirates (12-2) at Xavier Musketeers (10-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cintas Center)
The Line: Xavier Musketeers -7 -- Over/Under: 135.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Xavier Musketeers and the Seton Hall Pirates face off on Wednesday at the Cintas Center in Big East college basketball action.
The Xavier Musketeers are 10-4 this season and are coming off of a road loss to DePaul to level their Big East record at 1-1. Xavier is averaging 79.9 points and they are shooting 49.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 13.1 points per game to lead the Musketeers. Matt Stainbrook is averaging 12.1 points and 7.4 rebounds, Remy Abell is averaging 10.1 points, and Myles Davis is averaging 10 points. Xavier is 8-0 at home this season.
USA TODAY Sports
The Seton Hall Pirates are 12-2 this season and ranked 19th in the nation and they have won their last three games. Seton Hall is averaging 71.7 points and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Sterling Gibbs leads the Pirates averaging 16.6 points per game. Isaiah Whitehead is averaging 11.9 points, Brandon Mobley is averaging 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Angel Delgado is averaging 8.6 points and 8.9 rebounds. Seton Hall is 1-2 on the road this season.
Xavier is 27-11 against the spread in their last 38 home games, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 26-12 in their last 38 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600. Seton Hall is 9-1 against the spread following a win, 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games, and 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games.
The total is set at 135.5 and both of these teams can just put up much bigger numbers that that so my free play here is the over.