Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton (-1.5)
Prudential Center is the site where and the Seton Hall Pirates (9-6) will play the Creighton Bluejays (11-4) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Creighton as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 147.5.
Creighton will enter this game with a record of 11-4 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 11.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 16.1 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Creighton is pulling down 36.3 rebounds per contest and has totaled 242 dimes for the year, which is 32nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bluejays are shooting 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (146 of 401) and 65.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.6 points per game (37th in the country) on 49.1% from the field. Defensively, the Bluejays are able to force 12.9 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 fouls. The Bluejays defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.7% (374 of 942) and they surrender 37.7 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 229th in college hoops in giving up assists with 185 surrendered on the year. They are giving up 33.0% on 3-point shots and they are 149th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (69.1).
The Creighton Bluejays faced off with the Connecticut Huskies and notched a win by a score of 74-66 in their last game. Creighton finished the game having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (24 out of 47) and converted 6 of their 20 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bluejays knocked down 20 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 24 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 8 dimes for the contest as well as getting 4 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defense, Creighton allowed their opponent to shoot 51.1% from the field on 24 of 47 shooting. Connecticut distributed 13 assists and had 3 steals for this game. Moreover, the Huskies totaled 39 rebounds (16 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Connecticut finished the contest at 86.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 15 attempts. They also converted 7 of their 23 shots from 3-point range.
Denzel Mahoney is a guy who was a factor for this game. He was able to score 20 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played 35 mins and also snagged 3 boards. Mahoney finished the game at 57.1% from the field and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Bluejays was Marcus Zegarowski. He pulled down 2 rebounds and also had 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field for the game by shooting 5-of-10 (15 points). When the final whistle was blown, Zegarowski played for 38 min.
Seton Hall has a mark of 9-6 for the campaign. Seton Hall has scored 1,123 points this season (74.9 per contest) and they grab 34.6 boards per game. The Pirates have committed 16.3 fouls per contest while shooting 73.7% from the free throw line. As an offensive team, the Pirates are shooting 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 86th in the country. They are assisting teammates 14.1 times per game (128th in the nation) and they are turning it over 13.5 times per contest. The Pirates are ranked 212th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 71.3. They have forced 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the floor (221st in college basketball). The Seton Hall defense concedes 36.7% on 3-pointers (113 of 308) and opponents are making 72.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.3 dimes and 34.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 206th and 130th in those categories on the defensive end.
For their last game, the Seton Hall Pirates walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-74 when they played the Villanova Wildcats. The Pirates were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 26 in the game. They turned away 2 shots while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Wildcats committed 18 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Pirates to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to convert 8 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Regarding shooting from downtown, Seton Hall buried 8 of their 20 attempts (40.0%). When the game finished, the Pirates finished the game shooting 29 out of 52 from the field which had them shooting 55.8%. The Pirates permitted the Wildcats to convert 26 of their 55 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.3% in the matchup. They finished 40.9% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 9 out of 22 and finished the contest at 15 out of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). In reference to rebounds, Seton Hall permitted Villanova to collect 24 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
Sandro Mamukelashvili ended up being a factor for the Pirates in the matchup. He made 8 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which gave him 23 points. Mamukelashvili snagged 9 boards in his 35 mins played and had 5 dimes for the matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Seton Hall was Jared Rhoden. He walked away with 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court by way of 8 out of 13 shooting for this game. Rhoden wrapped this one up going 61.5% from the field and also collecting 4 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seton Hall (+1.5)
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