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Seton Hall has had a solid start to the year and currently sits at 7-3 after an easy, 71-55 win over nearby N.J.I.T. The Hall used a second half rally to blow open what was a single digit lead for most of the contest. Four starters scored in double figures for the Pirates, with Brandon Mobley leading the way with 18 and big man Gene Teague adding 11 and 14 boards. The Pirates turned the ball over just 9 times and shot it 48% from the field. With the win, the Pirates have now won three in a row and are surging at the right time with Big East play looming in the next few weeks.
Some trends to consider -- St. Peters is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last 4 against the Big East and Seton Hall is 5-16-1 against the spread in their last 22 home games.
St. Peter’s continues to be one of the most unimpressive offensive teams in the nation and the size and athleticism of Seton Hall will make all the difference in this one. Look for the Pirates starters to blow this thing open early and the Hall to march to victory with the easy cover at home against the lowly Peacocks.