Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (-7)
Hinkle Fieldhouse is the site where and the Butler Bulldogs (7-13) will play the Seton Hall Pirates (13-9) on Wednesday. Butler opens this contest as 7-point dogs. The total opens at 131.5.
Seton Hall comes into this matchup with a record of 13-9 for the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 16.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Seton Hall is pulling in 34.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 292 assists this year, which is 102nd in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Pirates are shooting 33.1% on 3-pointers (152 of 459) and 74.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.1 points per contest (138th in the country) while hitting 45.2% from the floor. When they are on the defensive end, the Pirates are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.4 personal fouls. They give up 37.0% from beyond the arc while they are 168th in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.8). The Pirates defense is allowing a FG percentage of 43.2% (560 of 1,296) and they surrender 34.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 243rd in college hoops in allowing assists with 278 surrendered so far this season.
The Seton Hall Pirates played the Georgetown Hoyas and ended up losing by a score of 81-75 in their last contest. Seton Hall wrapped up the contest with a 43.3% FG percentage (29 of 67) and buried 6 of their 21 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Pirates made 11 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 68.8%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 31 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in this game in addition to earning 9 steals and 6 rejections. In the matter of defending, Seton Hall allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the field on 29 of 67 shooting. Georgetown totaled 18 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Hoyas snagged 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 6 rejections. Georgetown finished shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 15 of their 21 shots. They also buried 10 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is one player who was a major factor for the game. He notched 22 points on 9 out of 18 shooting. He played 34 mins and also totaled 5 rebounds. Mamukelashvili finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Pirates was Shavar Reynolds. He collected 2 rebounds and totaled 4 dimes. He ended up going 57.1% from the field for this contest by connecting on 4-of-7 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Reynolds saw the court for 35 min.
Butler has a record of 7-13 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulldogs are hitting on 40.5% from the field, which ranks 326th in D-1. Butler has scored 1,255 points for the year (62.8 per contest) and they snag 32.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.5 times per contest (235th in the nation) and they turn it over 11.5 times per contest. The Bulldogs are committing 17.2 personal fouls per contest and they go 63.1% from the free throw line. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 106th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 67.8. They are able to force 12.9 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (292nd in the country). The Butler defense allows 35.4% on shots from distance (137 of 387) and their opponents are knocking down 70.7% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 13.7 dimes and 33.8 total boards per game, which ranks 232nd and 121st in college basketball.
The last time they took the court, the Butler Bulldogs took a loss by a score of 63-51 against the Xavier Musketeers. The Bulldogs pulled down 25 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest. They stuffed 2 shots while getting 6 steals in this game. The Musketeers were called for 15 fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Butler made 6 out of their 31 tries (19.4%). When the game finished, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 18 for 61 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 29.5%. The Bulldogs permitted the Musketeers to convert 24 out of their 55 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 43.6% for the matchup. They finished shooting 10.5% from behind the 3-point line via 2 out of 19 and finished the game at 13 of 20 from the free throw line (65.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Butler allowed Xavier to get 36 in total (10 offensive).
Chuck Harris pitched in for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He knocked down 3 out of 15 for this contest giving him a rate of 20.0%, which had him finishing with 14 points. Harris grabbed 6 rebounds in his 39 mins played and had 6 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Butler was Jair Bolden. He totaled 12 points in his 33 minutes played by going 5 out of 10 shooting for this contest. Bolden wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also earning 2 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Butler (+7)
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