Butler at Seton Hall College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Butler Bulldogs head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 1 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 79.6 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 73.3, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 15-15 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-13 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 15-16 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 19-12 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
03/06/18 F Desi Rodriguez Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Butler
03/06/18 F Ismael Sanogo Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Butler
03/06/18 G Jordan Walker Thumb is "?" Thursday vs Butler
Kelan Martin averages 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Desi Rodriguez scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Myles Powell averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 79.6 points per contest this year, which is 52nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 50th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 127th in Division 1. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 224th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 312th with 11.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.3 points per contest, which is 174th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 231st and 285th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 108th place in college basketball. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 273rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 59th in the country with 79.2 points per contest this season. They are 68th in the nation in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 129th in Division 1. They are 52nd in the country in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 46th in assists per game with 15.9. The Pirates are 190th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Pirates give up 73.3 points per game, which ranks them 197th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 158th and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 133rd with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 171st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 58th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 100.7 is ranked 120th. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 72nd. As a team they are 76th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 174th in Division 1. Butler is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 240th in the nation.
Seton Hall is 255th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 141st in the nation. The Pirates are 71st in the country in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 159th. In terms of pace they are 86th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 104th. As a team they are 125th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 288th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Butler -1
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