Seton Hall vs. Xavier - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seton Hall vs. Xavier - 2/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier Musketeers (13-8) at Seton Hall Pirates (16-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 am (Prudential Center)

The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -9.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Xavier Musketeers and Seton Hall Pirates meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Prudential Center.

The Xavier Musketeers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 72.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Naji Marshall is averaging 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Paul Scruggs is averaging 14.7 points and 4.2 rebounds. Tyrique Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Freemantle is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Xavier Musketeers are allowing 28.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.2 rebounds per game. The Xavier Musketeers have lost three straight road games.

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The Seton Hall Pirates look to build on their 10-game winning streak. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 75.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 39 percent shooting. Myles Powell is averaging 22.4 points and 2.3 assists while Quincy McKnight is averaging 11.4 points and 3.5 rebounds. Sandro Mamukelashvili is the third double-digit scorer and Jared Rhoden is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Seton Hall Pirates have won seven straight home games.

The Musketeers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Pirates are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Pirates last 8 home games. The underdog is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

I considered leaning toward the points simply due to how early this game is and we usually see sloppy results in early start times. However, the Xavier Musketeers are just 1-4 ATS on the season and 5-15-1 ATS on the season. The Seton Hall Pirates have not only won 10 straight games, but they're 14-6 ATS on the season and 8-2 ATS at home. Seton Hall wins at home by an average of 15.4 points while allowing just 35.3 percent shooting from the field. I have to take Seton Hall in a double-digit home victory.

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Randy’s Pick Seton Hall Pirates -9.5

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