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Seton Hall vs. Xavier - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Xavier Musketeers (14-7) at Seton Hall Pirates (14-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX Sports 1

The Xavier Musketeers and Seton Hall Pirates play Saturday at the Prudential Center.

The Xavier Musketeers have split their last eight games and play their eighth true road game. On the season, Xavier is averaging 77.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting and is allowing 67.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Matt Stainbrook is averaging 12.8 points and seven rebounds while Trevon Bluiett is averaging 12.2 points and two assists. Myles Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Reynolds is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Xavier Musketeers have seven players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Xavier is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 69 or less points in six of its last 10 games. Xavier is 2-5 SU on the road.

Seton Hall vs. Xavier - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Seton Hall Pirates have lost four of their last six games and look for their fifth Big East win. On the season, Seton Hall is averaging 70.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and is allowing 63.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Sterling Gibbs is averaging 16.7 points and 3.9 assists while Brandon Mobley is averaging 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jaren Sina is dishing 2.5 assists and Angel Delgado is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates have six players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 64.5 percent from the line and 34.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Seton Hall is allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or less points in nine of its last 12 games.

The Musketeers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Pirates are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

Xavier is the deeper and better overall team of the two. Sure, Seton Hall has been solid on its home court but I like the Musketeers to go on the road and steal this game. 

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