Seton Hall at Creighton Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/17/2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Seton Hall Pirates travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 3.5 point favorites.
Seton Hall comes into this game with an overall record of 15-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 71.3 per contest. Creighton has an overall record of 13-12. They are averaging 79.6 points per game and surrendering 75.0, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
02/16/19 G Marcus Zegarowski Hand is questionable Sunday vs Seton Hall
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
Myles Powell comes into this contest averaging 22.0 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Quincy McKnight averages 10.3 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 16.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Martin Krampelj averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Seton Hall averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 153rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 151st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 232nd in the nation. They average 34.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 232nd and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.6 per game. The Pirates allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 135th and 157th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 201st and they give up 13.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 215th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 40th in the country with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 18th in Division 1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 4.6. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the nation. They are 235th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game, and 24th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Bluejays are 166th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Bluejays surrender 75.0 points per contest, which ranks them 260th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 287th and 272nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 129th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 161st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Pirates are 167th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 130th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 185th. As a team they are 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 254th in Division 1. Seton Hall is 230th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 146th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 39th in the country in offensive rating with 111.5. In terms of pace they are 139th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 4th. As a team they are 10th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 19th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -3.5
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