Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 1/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (-2)
The Butler Bulldogs (5-7) play the Seton Hall Pirates (9-6) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Friday. Seton Hall opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 134.
Seton Hall heads into this game with a mark of 9-6 so far this season. They currently have an average of 74.9 points per game (114th in D-1) on 46.4% from the floor. The Pirates are connecting on 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (104 of 310) and 73.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Seton Hall is grabbing 34.6 boards per contest and has earned 212 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 46th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.3 personal fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Pirates have forced 12.8 turnovers per game while drawing 19.9 fouls. They are 304th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 200 relinquished for the campaign. The Pirates are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 43.9% (396 of 903) and they relinquish 34.1 rebounds per game as a squad. They are surrendering 36.7% on three-point shots and they rank 207th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (71.3).
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against the Villanova Wildcats and ended up losing by a score of 76-74 in their last contest. Seton Hall ended having earned a 55.8% FG percentage (29 of 52) and converted 8 of 20 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Pirates converted 8 of 12 tries for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 26 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 17 dimes for the game as well as getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defense, Seton Hall allowed 55.8% from the floor on 29 of 52 shooting. Villanova doled out 15 assists and had 5 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Wildcats grabbed 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive) and earned 2 rejections. Villanova finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by converting 15 of 20 attempts. They knocked down 9 of their 22 shots from distance.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is someone who was a major factor for the matchup. He walked away with 23 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 35 mins played and also totaled 9 rebounds. Mamukelashvili finished the game shooting 57.1% from the field and totaled 5 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Pirates was Jared Rhoden. He snagged 4 rebounds and totaled 4 assists. He finished the game shooting 61.5% from the floor in this matchup by going 8-of-13 (19 points). When this game wrapped up, Rhoden was on the court for 36 minutes.
Butler has a win-loss record of 5-7 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Bulldogs are shooting 42.6% from the floor, which is ranked 259th in Division 1. Butler has accounted for 767 points so far this season (63.9 per contest) and they snag 33.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.2 times per contest (257th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 11.8 times per contest. The Bulldogs commit 16.5 fouls every game and they hit 60.8% from the charity stripe. The Bulldogs are ranked 105th in the nation in points given up per game with 67.4. The Butler defense concedes 35.5% on shots from distance (89 of 251) and their opponents are connecting on 70.7% of their foul shots. They have allowed 14.0 dimes and 32.5 total boards per game, which ranks them 241st and 77th in those defensive categories. They have forced 11.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.5% from the field (268th in college hoops).
When they last played, the Butler Bulldogs went home victorious with a score of 67-53 when they faced the DePaul Blue Demons. The Bulldogs were able to pull down 29 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 36 in the matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while recording 4 steals for this contest. The Blue Demons had 13 fouls for the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to bury 3 of the free throws for a clip of 42.9%. Concerning three-point attempts, Butler made 10 of their 27 attempts (37.0%). Overall, the Bulldogs went 27 out of 54 from the field which had them sitting at 50.0%. The Bulldogs allowed the Blue Demons to bury 19 out of their 57 attempts from the field which had them shooting 33.3% for the matchup. They finished 16.7% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 4 of 24 and ended up shooting 11 out of 19 at the free throw line (57.9%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Butler allowed DePaul to grab 29 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Jair Bolden pitched in for the Bulldogs for this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 17 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.2%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Bolden grabbed 6 boards in his 35 mins and tallied 2 assists for the contest. One more player who came through for Butler was Myles Tate. He scored 10 points in 27 minutes on the hardwood by way of 4 out of 8 from the floor in the game. Tate walked away from this one going 50.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 4 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seton Hall (-2)
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