Seton Hall vs. Butler Pick
Can No. 21 Seton Hall go on the road and pick up a minor upset win when it takes on Butler at 2:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Butler is the slight favorite at home today, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -3 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 150.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and will air live on FS1.
Seton Hall has won four straight coming into today’s game, including wins over Creighton and St. John’s. The Pirates are now 13-2 overall, 2-0 in the Big East and 7-8 against the spread. Seton Hall is averaging 80.8 points per game this season while allowing 68.5 per game. Desi Rodriguez is averaging 18.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to lead Seton Hall this year while Angel Delgado is adding 13.7 points and 11.5 rebounds per contest.
Butler is coming off an 86-79 loss at Xavier, which snapped a four-game win streak. The Bulldogs are now 12-4 overall, 2-1 in the Big East and 8-7 against the spread. Butler is scoring 80.1 points per game on offense while giving up 70.3 per game on defense. Kelan Martin is averaging 19.3 points and 6.9 rebounds per game to lead Butler this year while Kamar Baldwin is averaging 15.4 points per contest. Baldwin is dealing with an ankle issue that has him questionable to play.
Butler has won five of its last six meetings with Seton Hall and the Bulldogs are 9-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings. The Bulldogs are unbeaten at home this year, which includes a victory against Villanova. I like Seton Hall and what the Pirates can do, but I think winning at Butler is going to be too difficult a task. The public betting is backing Butler today as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER -3