Seton Hall vs. Butler Pick
Can Seton Hall find a way to pull off a small upset at home when it hosts No. 11 Butler tonight at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Butler is the slim favorite on the road, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -2 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the game is listed at 144 points. Butler has won four straight over Seton Hall and the Bulldogs have covered the spread in seven straight against the Pirates.
Butler is on a three-game winning streak following a 70-69 OT win at DePaul this past weekend. The Bulldogs are 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the Big East. Butler is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven and 12-6 against the spread overall this season. Butler is putting up 77.4 points per game on offense while giving up 67 on defense. However, on the road, Butler averages just 71.8 on offense and gives up 71.2. Kelan Martin is averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game to lead the team while Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 11 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Seton Hall snapped a three-game losing streak with an 86-73 win over St. John’s last weekend. The Pirates are now 13-6 overall and 3-4 in the Big East. Seton Hall is 7-10-1 against the spread this season and 4-3 ATS at home. Seton Hall averages 75.5 points per game on the season and gives up 69.9. They have much better numbers at home, averaging 82.9 per game on offense while allowing 65.4 defensively. Khadeen Carrington is averaging 17.4 points per game on offense while Angel Delgado is adding 14.7 points and 12.4 rebounds per contest.
The Big East saw some upsets last night and I think another one happens tonight. Butler looks to be the better team on paper, but the Bulldogs have struggled on the road while Seton Hall is much more competitive at home. The Pirates have the offensive capability to win this game and they shoot 51.4 percent at home. I like Seton Hall to get the upset.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL +2