Seton Hall Pirates vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
The Creighton Bluejays (20-9) host the Seton Hall Pirates (19-9) at CHI Health Center Omaha on Saturday.
The Seton Hall Pirates stepped onto the hardwood against Georgetown and walked away with a win by a score of 73-68 in their last game. Seton Hall finished with a 43.1% field goal percentage (28 out of 65) and buried 4 of 20 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pirates knocked down 13 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 76.5%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 38 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 13 assists in this contest as well as creating 8 turnovers and earning 1 steal. Pertaining to defense, Seton Hall allowed 40.4% from the floor on 23 out of 57 shooting. Georgetown distributed 8 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Additionally, Georgetown had 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Georgetown ended up shooting 88.2% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of 17 attempts. They also buried 7 of 21 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Pirates finished with 15 and Georgetown accumulated 18 fouls.
Kadary Richmond is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He notched 12 points on 4 out of 9 shooting. He played for 33 mins and totaled 5 rebounds. He shot 44.4% from the floor and dished out 10 dimes.
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Seton Hall will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 19-9 for the campaign. They cough up possession 12.2 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Seton Hall is snagging 39.4 boards per contest and has earned 298 assists for the season, which has them ranked 338th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Pirates are connecting on 33.7% on shots from downtown (206 of 612) and 76.3% from the free throw line. They average 74.5 points per outing (92nd in Division 1) while going 42.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Pirates are able to force 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.9 fouls. They are giving up 30.7% on three-point shots and they rank 122nd in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.2). The Pirates defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.4% (675 of 1,669) and they surrender 34.9 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 78th in college hoops in allowing assists with 325 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Creighton Bluejays got the victory with a final of 64-62 when they faced Connecticut. With respect to team rebounding, Creighton permitted Connecticut to pull down 30 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 27.3% from downtown by going 6 out of 22 and ended up going 2 of 5 at the free throw line (40.0%). The Bluejays allowed Connecticut to make 27 out of 66 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 40.9% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Bluejays ended up shooting 27 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 49.1%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Creighton converted 4 of their 12 attempts (33.3%). They were able to bury 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 60.0%. Connecticut had 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Bluejays to the free throw line for 10 attempts. They turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 4 steals for the contest. The Bluejays were able to collect 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 in the game.
Ryan Kalkbrenner pitched in for the Bluejays in the game. He converted 10 of 14 for this contest for a rate of 71.4%, and accumulated 10 rebounds. He recorded 22 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for the contest.
Creighton has a mark of 20-9 this year. As an offense, the Bluejays are shooting 45.3% from the field, which ranks 110th in Division 1. Creighton has totaled 2,011 points on the year (69.3 per game) and they collect 38.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.4 times per contest (153rd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 14.2 times per game. The Bluejays are committing 13.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.1% from the free throw line.
The Creighton defense allows 32.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (195 of 600) and opponents are converting on 72.5% of their free throw attempts. They give up 11.6 assists and 35.4 total rebounds per game, which is 105th and 231st in the nation. The Bluejays on the defensive end are ranked 106th in the country in points given up per game with 66.8. They are able to force 10.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (27th in college basketball).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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