It's been a great season for the Fighting Irish and they'll look to add another victory at home against Seton Hall this coming Saturday.

The Seaton Hall Pirates have lost four of five and are an underwhelming 11-16 SU overall thus far in the 2010-11 campaign. 

They most recently lost 64-73 on the road at Marquette, giving them their 10th defeat in 15 conference games. 

Despite losing, Jeremy Hazell had a fine performance, racking up 23 points (8-of-18 FG) and six rebounds in 38 minutes of play. Teammate Jeff Robinson had 11 points and five boards for Seton Hall. 

The Pirates were completely demolished on the glass however, grabbing a paltry 21 total rebounds compared to 39 for the Golden Eagles. 

It's another tough spot for Seton Hall here on Saturday as it battles it out with Ben Hansbrough and the #9 ranked Fighting Irish. 

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won eight of nine, but barely scraped by Providence in its last appearance on the court. 

The Fighting Irish survived a monster effort from opposing guard Marshon Brooks (52 points) to win 94-93 in a thrilling game. 

Hansbrough scored a career-high 32 points for Notre Dame while Tim Abromaitis contributed 28 points and five rebounds in the narrow victory. Tyrone Nash (13 points, eight boards, seven assists) was also effective. 

Irish to cover a near double-digit spread?

Notre DameRight now Notre Dame is favored by 9.5 points at most of the major sportsbooks, with 10 also available at Pinnacle. Check out the live lines for yourself at SBRodds

The Pirates are 5-2 ATS in their previous seven NCAA basketball matchups but are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games as a road underdog. 

For the Irish, they've covered in four of their last five home contests while going 6-2 ATS in their previous eight games as a favorite. 

Trends aside, it's definitely worth checking on Carleton Scott's status for Saturday's game as tipoff gets closer. He twisted his ankle in Notre Dame's last game and is considered questionable to play against the Pirates. 

Even so, I like the Fighting Irish to cover the large spread, with or without Scott. They've still yet to lose on their own court and with how senior guard Ben Hansbrough has been performing lately, I don't see them losing in this spot. 

Additionally, Notre Dame has covered in three of the last four meetings up against Seton Hall. The Pirates have also fallen short in five straight trips to South Bend and that losing streak should continue this weekend. 

My Pick: I'll be laying the considerable chalk and siding with a strong Fighting Irish team to get it done.