Seton Hall vs Creighton Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 3/7/2020
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -2.5
The Seton Hall Pirates travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 2.5 point favorites.
Seton Hall heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Creighton has an overall mark of 23-7. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 70.1, which is a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Seton Hall Pirates Betting Trends
The Seton Hall Pirates are 17-11-1 against the spread
The Seton Hall Pirates are 14-13-2 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 18-10-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 14-13-2 against the over/under
Key Seton Hall Pirates Injuries
03/06/20 F Darnell Brodie Illness is questionable Saturday vs Creighton
03/06/20 F Tyrese Samuel Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Creighton
03/06/20 F Taurean Thompson Illness is questionable Saturday vs Creighton
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
Sandro Mamukelashvili averages 12.2 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Myles Powell comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Marcus Zegarowski averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Ty-Shon Alexander averages 17.0 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pirates allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 70th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 286th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 246th in the nation. Seton Hall averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 72nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 131st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 173rd in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 85th and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 197th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 237th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 285th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 95th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Creighton is 23rd in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 29th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the nation. They are 183rd in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Bluejays are 327th in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Pirates are 92nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 75th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 110th. As a team they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 99th in Division 1. Seton Hall is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 334th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 121st in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 19th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Seton Hall/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -2.5
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