Seton Hall at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Seton Hall Pirates head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 1.5 point favorites.
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Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 80.8 points per contest while giving up 68.5 per game. Butler has an overall record of 12-4. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 7-8 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 10-5 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-5 against the over/under this year
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
01/05/18 G Kamar Baldwin Ankle injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Seton Hall
Desi Rodriguez averages 18.6 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Myles Powell averages 14.7 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kelan Martin scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall averages 80.8 points per contest this year, which is 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 54th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 99th in Division 1. They average 39.7 boards per contest and 16.1 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 117th with 14.2 per game. The Pirates allow 68.5 points per contest, which is 96th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 106th and 90th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 88th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 55th place in college basketball. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 68th in the country with 80.1 points per contest this season. They are 61st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 198th in Division 1. They are 190th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per contest and 157th in assists per game with 14.3. The Bulldogs are 293rd in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Bulldogs give up 70.3 points per game, which ranks them 139th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 184th and 278th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 11.8 dimes allowed per game and 66th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 274th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 57th in the country in defensive rating with 94.7, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 59th. They are 104th in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 83rd. As a unit they are 109th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 303rd in D-1. Seton Hall is 162nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 90th in the country.
Butler is 304th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 216th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 106th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.2, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 67th. They are 186th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 82nd. As a unit they are 95th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Seton Hall +1.5
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