Two teams from the Big East are set to get together on Wednesday, as the Xavier Musketeers take on the Seton Hall Pirates. The Xavier Musketeers are on the verge of a top seed in the NCAA Tournament with their 23-3 record. Xavier is 5th in the latest Associated Press rankings. The Musketeers are 11-2 in Big East play; half game ahead of the Villanova Wildcats.
The Seton Hall Pirates come into the game with a 17-8 record on the season and are 6-6 in Big East play. The Pirates are sixth in the Big East, ahead of Marquette by 1.5 games.. In this Big East Basketball game – the Xavier Musketeers are -4.5 over the Seton Hall Pirates in Big East Basketball on Wednesday.
Coach Mack Rolling with Xavier
The Xavier Musketeers have won 8 straight games. The Musketeers are coming off back to back road wins at Butler and Creighton. The last time the Musketeers lost was back to back road games at Providence and Villanova. The Musketeers are 14th in the nation, with nearly 85 points per game.
Defensively, Chris Mack and his team are 231st in the nation, allowing 74 points per game. The Musketeers top scorer this season has been Trevon Bluiett. Bluiett is scoring 18.9 points per game. The guard is ripping down nearly 6 rebounds per game. J.P. Macura is secnd with 12.5 per game, and Kerem Kanter is scoring 10.8 per game.
Pirates Seeking Win
The Seton Hall Pirates are looking to get back on track following three straight losses. The Pirates lost at Villanova, and then at home to Marquette, followed by a recent road loss at Georgetown. The Pirates last two wins were back to back at DePaul and then at home over the Friars of Providence.
The Pirates are scoring 78.7 points per game, and allowing 72.1 per game. The Pirates top scorer this season has been Desi Rodriguez with 17.8 points per game. Seton Hall has four guys scoring double digits per game with Myles Powell, Khadeen Carrington and Angel Delgado combining for more than 41 per game.
Musketeers Win at Home
The Xavier Musketeers have quietly put together a sensational season. Many folks are talking about how good the Wildcats of Villanova are, but the team to beat right now out of the Big East is Xavier. The Musketeers can score, and they are a solid defensive team as well.
When you are betting on this game – take the home team and the favorite. The Musketeers are going to roll over the Pirates in this game, and keep Seton Hall on a big time struggle. The final bet for this Wednesday game is the Xavier Musketeers -6.5 over the Seton Hall Pirates in Big East Basketball. Bet on the Xavier Musketeers -4.5 over the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday.