Seton Hall at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Seton Hall Pirates travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 5 point favorites.
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Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.1 as they are averaging 80.0 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 14-4. They are averaging 88.8 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-9 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-7 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-8 against the over/under this year
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
Khadeen Carrington averages 14.2 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Desi Rodriguez averages 18.2 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Khyri Thomas averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Marcus Foster averages 18.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 94th and 126th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in college basketball. Seton Hall averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 60th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 54th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 200th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 104th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 227th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest, and 135th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 39th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game this season. Creighton is 5th in Division 1 with 88.8 points per game this year. They are 9th in the country in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 53rd in the nation. They are 48th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 19.6. The Bluejays are 313th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Pirates are 92nd in the country in defensive rating with 97.4, and their offensive rating of 111.4 is ranked 64th. They are 108th in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 86th. As a unit they are 104th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 305th in D-1. Seton Hall is 186th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 79th in the country.
Creighton is 325th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 68th in the nation. The Bluejays are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 118, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 20th in Division 1 with 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 5th. As a team they are 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 52nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -5
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