Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 1/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Butler Bulldogs (8-4) will play the Seton Hall Pirates (9-3) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The Seton Hall Pirates played Villanova and took a loss by a final of 73-67 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Pirates finished with 22 while Villanova totaled 22 personal fouls. They also converted 6 of their 20 attempts from three-point range. Villanova walked away from this one shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 25 of 30 tries. Moreover, Villanova snagged 41 boards (13 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't have a block. Villanova earned 10 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Concerning defense, Seton Hall allowed 42.0% from the field on 21 of 50 shooting. They also doled out 9 assists for the matchup as well as creating 16 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they compiled 28 with 9 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pirates made 16 of 21 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. Seton Hall ended the game having earned a 38.6% FG percentage (22 of 57) and buried 7 of their 19 shots from distance.
Bryce Aiken is one guy who was a contributor in this game. He ended up walking away with 22 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He played for 31 mins but finished the game without grabbing a rebound. He shot 45.5% from the field and dished out 2 assists.
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Seton Hall comes into this game with a record of 9-3 so far this season. They are turning it over 10.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Seton Hall is collecting 39.4 boards per game and has 130 dimes this year, which is 319th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Pirates are hitting 31.7% on 3-pointers (88 of 278) and 74.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.8 pts per contest (64th in Division 1) while shooting 44.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Pirates are forcing 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are ranked 45th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 123 relinquished so far this year. The Pirates are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.3% (280 of 712) and they surrender 34.4 boards per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 26.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 75th in D-1 in opponents PPG (63.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Butler Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 63-59 against DePaul. The Bulldogs corralled 18 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 25 for the matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while getting 11 steals in the matchup. DePaul had 18 fouls in the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to convert 8 of those for a rate of 57.1%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Butler made 7 of 20 attempts (35.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs finished the game shooting 24 out of 53 from the field which had them shooting 45.3%. The Bulldogs allowed DePaul to knock down 19 of 49 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.8% for the game. They went 30.4% from three-point range by connecting on 7 out of 23 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 21 at the free throw line (66.7%). In relation to rebounding, Butler permitted DePaul to collect 28 in all (8 offensive).
Simas Lukosius ended up being a major contributor for the Bulldogs in the matchup. He buried 5 out of 9 in the game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and tallied 4 rebounds. He accumulated 15 points in his 29 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist for this contest.
Butler has a win-loss record of 8-4 for the season. The Bulldogs have committed 15.6 fouls per contest and they hit 69.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.3 times per game (253rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest. Butler has accounted for 760 points for the year (63.3 per contest) and they pull in 32.6 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 42.9% from the field, which is 243rd in the country.
The Butler defense surrenders 30.3% on shots from distance (81 of 267) and opponents are making 64.6% of their foul shots. They have given up 11.0 dimes and 31.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 86th and 38th in college basketball. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 24th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 59.9. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.5% from the field (137th in college hoops).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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