Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates Prediction, 2/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
The Seton Hall Pirates (15-9) will try to beat the Creighton Bluejays (15-8) at Prudential Center on Wednesday.
The Creighton Bluejays played Villanova and notched a win by a score of 66-61 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Bluejays ended up with 15 while Villanova finished the game with 21 fouls. They made 7 of their 25 shots from 3-point range. Villanova ended up going 80.0% from the free throw line by converting 16 of 20 shots. In addition, Villanova had 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Villanova recorded 8 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, Creighton allowed 38.8% from the field on 19 of 49 shooting. They also dished out 14 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 26 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bluejays made 19 of 23 attempts for a rate of 82.6%. Creighton finished the contest with a 37.7% FG percentage (20 of 53) and buried 7 out of their 24 three-point shots.
Trey Alexander is a guy who came through for this contest. He ended up finishing with 27 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played 37 minutes played and also totaled 3 boards. He finished the game at 53.3% from the floor and dished out 2 assists.
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Creighton steps onto the court with a mark of 15-8 on the year. They cough up possession 11.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 12.7 fouls per contest. As a team, Creighton is pulling in 37.7 rebounds per game and has tallied 367 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 54th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Bluejays are shooting 34.6% from downtown (196 of 567) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They average 76.8 points per game (64th in the nation) while going 46.8% from the field.
On defense, the Bluejays are forcing 10.7 turnovers per game and they draw 16.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 147th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 292 conceded on the year. The Bluejays defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.2% (609 of 1,444) and they surrender 33.7 boards per game as a group. They concede 33.4% from beyond the arc while they are 112th in college hoops in opponents points per game (67.3).
When they last played, the Seton Hall Pirates went home victorious with a score of 69-64 against DePaul. With respect to how they rebounded, Seton Hall allowed DePaul to get 33 in total (10 offensive). They finished the game shooting 23.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 5 out of 21 and ended up shooting 7 out of 15 at the charity stripe (46.7%). The Pirates permitted DePaul to bury 26 of 65 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.0% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Pirates finished the game shooting 18 for 52 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.6%. In terms of 3-pointers, Seton Hall made 3 of 14 tries (21.4%). They were able to convert 30 of those for a rate of 66.7%. DePaul earned 29 fouls for the matchup which took the Pirates to the free throw line for a total of 45 shots. They turned it over 11 times, while earning 10 steals in the game. The Pirates earned 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest.
Tyrese Samuel was important for the Pirates in this matchup. He scored 14 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He converted 5 out of 9 for this contest for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and had 7 rebounds.
Seton Hall has a record of 15-9 for the season. As an offense, the Pirates are hitting on 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 218th in the nation. Seton Hall has scored 1,666 points so far this year (69.4 per contest) and they average 36.8 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.4 times per game (247th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.5 times per game. The Pirates are committing 17.9 fouls per contest and they go 67.7% from the charity stripe.
The Pirates on the defensive side of the court are 42nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 64.0. They have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (35th in D-1). The Seton Hall defense allows 29.4% on 3-pointers (143 of 487) and their opponents are knocking down 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 12.5 dimes and 34.2 boards per contest, which is 173rd and 193rd in those categories on the defensive end.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Seton Hall
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