Seton Hall Pirates vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+5)
The Creighton Bluejays (8-2) host the Seton Hall Pirates (8-4) at CHI Health Center Omaha on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have Creighton as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 149.5.
Seton Hall enters this one with a record of 8-4 for the campaign. They have an average of 76.7 points per game (107th in D-1) on 46.3% from the floor. The Pirates are shooting 34.9% on shots from 3-point land (89 of 255) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Seton Hall is grabbing 35.5 boards per game and has tallied 173 assists on the season, which is 23rd in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.7 times per game and as a team are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Pirates are forcing 12.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.9% on shots from downtown while they are 177th in college hoops in points per game allowed (69.8). The Pirates defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.5% (311 of 731) and they surrender 35.0 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 318th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 155 conceded on the year.
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against the Butler Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 68-60 in their last game. Seton Hall walked away from the game having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (22 out of 48) and knocked down 7 out of their 24 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pirates knocked down 17 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 85.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they collected 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 12 assists for the game as well as having 6 steals and 8 blocked shots. In reference to defense, Seton Hall allowed 45.8% from the field on 22 of 48 shooting. Butler doled out 12 assists and had 4 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Bulldogs grabbed 20 boards (4 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 8 blocked shots. Butler finished the game shooting 55.6% at the free throw line by making 5 of their 9 attempts. They made 11 of their 22 attempts from 3-point land.
Sandro Mamukelashvili is a player who was a major contributor in this game. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and collected 9 rebounds. Mamukelashvili finished the contest at 57.1% from the floor and also totaled 6 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Pirates was Jared Rhoden. He collected 7 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He went 63.6% from the floor in the game by hitting 7-of-11 (19 points). Overall, Rhoden was on the court for 37 min.
Creighton has a record of 8-2 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Bluejays are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which is 66th in the country. Creighton has accumulated 813 pts so far this year (81.3 per game) and they pull in 37.8 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 17.4 times per contest (34th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 11.1 times per contest. The Bluejays are responsible for committing 15.2 fouls every game and they shoot 65.9% from the free throw line. The Bluejays on the defensive side of the court are 169th in college basketball in PPG given up with 69.5. The Creighton defense gives up 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (84 of 243) and opponents are making 66.9% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 12.8 dimes and 37.8 total boards per game, which ranks them 171st and 270th in college basketball. They have forced 13.1 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (57th in the nation).
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays walked away with a victory by a final of 67-65 against the Providence Friars. The Bluejays collected 24 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this contest. They also stuffed 6 shots while earning 8 steals in the game. The Friars committed 13 personal fouls for this game which got the Bluejays to the free throw line for a total of 10 shots. They were able to make 5 of the free throw tries for a clip of 50.0%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Creighton buried 10 of their 29 attempts (34.5%). When all was said and done, the Bluejays walked away from this one shooting 26 for 61 from the field which had them shooting 42.6%. The Bluejays permitted the Friars to convert 22 of their 65 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 33.8% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 39.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 23 and finished the game at 12 out of 17 from the free throw line (70.6%). In relation to team rebounding, Creighton allowed Providence to pull down 38 in total (12 offensive).
Marcus Zegarowski pitched in for the Bluejays for the game. He converted 7 out of 13 in the game for a rate of 53.8%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Zegarowski snagged 7 rebounds in his 37 minutes played and had 4 assists for the game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Creighton was Damien Jefferson. He totaled 18 points in 31 minutes played by way of 9 of 13 shooting in this contest. Jefferson wrapped this one up going 69.2% from the floor in addition to contributing 3 assists and 8 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Creighton (-5) and under 149.5 points
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