Creighton at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/28/2017
Thursday, December 28, 2017
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Thursday, December 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 3.5 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 10-2. They currently have a point differential of 20.8 as they are averaging 92.3 points per game while giving up 71.6 per contest. Seton Hall has an overall mark of 11-2. They are averaging 80.5 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-4 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-3 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-4 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
12/23/17 F Ismael Sanogo Suspension is "?"
Khyri Thomas averages 15.3 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Marcus Foster averages 19.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Myles Powell averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Desi Rodriguez averages 17.9 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 81st and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 90th, and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 218th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in college basketball. Creighton averages 92.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 39th in D-1. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 78th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 10.6 assists allowed per contest, and 85th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 287th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game this season. Seton Hall is 75th in Division 1 with 80.5 points per game this year. They are 48th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 147th in the nation. They are 56th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Pirates are 144th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Bluejays are 76th in the country in defensive rating with 94.9, and their offensive rating of 122.4 is ranked 7th. They are 29th in college basketball in pace with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 61st in D-1. Creighton is 338th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 65th in the country.
Seton Hall is 183rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 71st in the nation. The Pirates are 66th in the country in offensive rating with 111.9, and their defensive rating of 93.3 is ranked 54th. In terms of pace they are 136th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 88th. As a team they are 119th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 307th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seton Hall -3.5
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