Butler Bulldogs vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
TV: Youtube TV
Prudential Center is the site where the Seton Hall Pirates (8-8) will try to defeat the Butler Bulldogs (9-6) on Saturday.
The Butler Bulldogs played DePaul and went home with a win by a final score of 78-70 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 15 and DePaul totaled 20 fouls. They made 6 of 24 shots from three-point range. DePaul finished 76.9% when shooting free throws by knocking down 10 of 13 tries. Furthermore, DePaul totaled 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. DePaul distributed 19 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. In reference to defending, Butler let their opponent shoot 45.0% from the floor on 27 out of 60 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 4 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled 31 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 23 of 30 attempts for a rate of 76.7%. Butler ended having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 of 53) and knocked down 7 of their 15 shots from downtown.
Eric Hunter is a guy who was a contributor for the contest. He scored 23 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played for 37 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. He finished the contest at 61.5% from the floor and recorded 2 assists.
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Butler heads into this one with a record of 9-6 so far this season. They cough up possession 11.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 12.4 fouls every game. As a unit, Butler is grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 205 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 137th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are shooting 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc (102 of 295) and 72.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 70.6 points per game (215th in D-1) while going 47.3% from the field.
On defense, the Bulldogs are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.0 fouls. They currently rank 254th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 198 surrendered for the campaign. The Bulldogs defense is allowing a FG percentage of 41.9% (379 of 905) and they surrender 35.1 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 30.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 68th in the country in opponents PPG (64.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Seton Hall Pirates took a loss by a score of 83-61 when they played Creighton. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Seton Hall allowed Creighton to snag 33 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 40.7% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 11 out of 27 and ended up shooting 14 out of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). The Pirates permitted Creighton to bury 29 of 57 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9% in the game. When all was said and done, the Pirates shot 22 out of 60 from the floor which had them shooting 36.7%. In regard to shots from beyond the arc, Seton Hall made 5 of their 19 attempts (26.3%). They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 85.7%. Creighton was called for 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They also coughed it up 12 times, while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Pirates recorded 20 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for this game.
Femi Odukale pitched in for the Pirates for this game. He had 16 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood, but didn't get an assist. He buried 7 of 11 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 63.6%, and tallied 3 rebounds.
Seton Hall has a record of 8-8 so far this year. As an offense, the Pirates are hitting on 43.7% from the floor, which is ranked 227th in college basketball. Seton Hall has accumulated 1,110 points so far this season (69.4 per contest) and they pull in 37.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 12.1 times per game (281st in the nation) and they are giving up possession 15.2 times per game. The Pirates commit 18.3 personal fouls per contest while shooting 67.9% from the charity stripe.
The Seton Hall defense surrenders 29.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (92 of 313) and their opposition makes 70.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 12.9 assists and 33.9 boards per game, which has them ranked 203rd and 175th in D-1. The Pirates are ranked 91st in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 65.2. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (94th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Butler
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