Seton Hall at Butler Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Seton Hall Pirates head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Butler as 5.5 point favorites.
Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-8. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 71.8 per game. Butler has an overall mark of 12-10. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 8-13-0 against the spread this season
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-13-0 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Myles Powell comes into this game averaging 21.7 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Quincy McKnight averages 10.0 points per contest in 27.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Kamar Baldwin scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Paul Jorgensen averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall averages 73.8 points per contest, which is 164th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 147th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 261st in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 256th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 218th with 12.9 per game. The Pirates allow 71.8 points per contest, which is 187th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 157th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 205th, and they allow 13.3 assists per game which puts them in 204th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 189th in the nation with 72.9 points per contest this season. They are 152nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.3. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 89th in the NCAA. They are 317th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.6 boards per contest and 177th in assists per game with 13.6. The Bulldogs are 327th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per game, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 255th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 138th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 174th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Pirates are 191st in the nation in offensive rating with 103.5. In terms of pace they are 125th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 192nd. As a team they are 177th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 272nd in Division 1. Seton Hall is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 312th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 84th in the country in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 301st in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 112th. As a team they are 129th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 91st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seton Hall +5.5
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