Creighton at Seton Hall Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Prudential Center to take on the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Seton Hall as 3 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 81.3 points per contest while giving up 76.0 per game. Seton Hall has an overall record of 13-9. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 71.7, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-11-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-13-0 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
02/06/19 G Ty-Shon Alexander Ankle is questionable
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
01/16/19 G Damien Jefferson Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Martin Krampelj averages 12.0 points per contest in 24.4 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Myles Powell scores 21.6 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Quincy McKnight averages 10.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 81.3 points per contest, which is 30th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 41%, which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 278th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 167th with 13.3 per game. The Bluejays allow 76.0 points per contest, which is 282nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 314th and 295th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 95th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 242nd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 152nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall is 164th in the nation with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 133rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 252nd in the NCAA. They are 260th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 186th in assists per game with 13.5. The Pirates are 227th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Pirates give up 71.7 points per game, which ranks them 193rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 168th and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 183rd with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pirates are 246th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 113.8, which is ranked 18th. They are 130th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 1st. As a unit they are 4th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in D-1. Creighton is 137th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 208th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 181st. They are 137th in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 172nd. As a unit they are 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton +3
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