Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/12/2020
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall -6.5
The Creighton Bluejays travel to Prudential Center to play the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Seton Hall as 6.5 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 18-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 77.3 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Seton Hall has an overall record of 18-5. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-9-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-11-2 against the over/under
Important Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 15-7-1 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 9-12-2 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
02/11/20 G Shereef Mitchell Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Seton Hall
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Zegarowski averages 15.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Quincy McKnight averages 11.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Myles Powell averages 21.9 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 193rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in the nation. Creighton averages 77.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 37th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 41st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 25th in D-1. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 197th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 73rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 62nd with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 278th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pirates are 270th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Seton Hall is 99th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 124th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 199th in the nation. They are 80th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 91st in assists per contest with 14.3. The Pirates are 149th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 22nd. They are 160th in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 22nd. As a unit they are 26th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in D-1. Creighton is 335th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Seton Hall is 172nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Pirates have an offensive rating of 103.7, which is ranked 139th. They are 75th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 122nd. As a unit they are 119th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 120th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Seton Hall college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Seton Hall -6.5
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