Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Seton Hall Pirates travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Butler as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Pirates come into this game with an overall record of 21-7 and a road record of 6-3. They are 19-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-17. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 19-9 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 15-13 and they are 14-12 against the spread.
Isaiah Whitehead comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pirates. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Khadeen Carrington averages 13.6 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Seton Hall. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kelan Martin averages 16.4 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Kellen Dunham averages 16.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Seton Hall averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 138th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 150th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 179th in the country. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 260th with 13.6 per game. The Pirates allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in the Division 1.
Butler averages 80.6 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 48th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 40th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 112th and 91st respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 13th with 10.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 138th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 111th and 126th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 64th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in college basketball.
The Pirates average 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 104.6 and they assist on 52.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Seton Hall turns the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Pirates give up 67.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 85 ppg at home and they have averaged 81.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 114.1 and 51.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33%. The Bulldogs give up 67.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 19-8 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 10-17 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-12 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 15-13 against the over/under
Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
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