Bulldogs vs. Pirates Prediction
The 16th-ranked Seton Hall Pirates have seen their lead in the Big East Conference drop to a half-game heading into tonight's home matchup versus the Butler Bulldogs. Can Seton Hall snap its two-game losing skid with a win tonight?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Prudential Center at 6:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Prates are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 134.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 59 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Butler. Check out our College Basketball Public betting Page for the latest info.
Bulldogs stumble at home
Butler lost 73-66 at home Saturday against Georgetown to drop to 19-7 overall and 7-6 in conference action. The Bulldogs were outscored 41-35 in the second half of the defeat. Kamar Baldwin paced Butler with 17 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 1-of-3 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also tallied six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker contributed 16 points and five boards. Sean McDermott added 12 points and seven caroms.
Pirates edged at Friars
Seton Hall fell 74-71 Saturday night at Providence to drop to 18-7 overall and 10-3 in the Big East. The Pirates trailed 41-27 at halftime and were unable to rally all the way back. Myles Powell poured in 27 points to lead Seton Hall on 9-of-20 shooting including 4-of-13 from 3-point range plus 5-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for assists, two rebounds and two steals. Quincy McKnight registered 14 points, four assists and three boards. Jared Rhoden added 10 points and eight caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings. The road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Pirates are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings. Seton Hall is 2-4 straight up in the last six meetings.
Neither team has played their best basketball over the last few weeks, but with this being a revenge game for Butler after falling 78-70 at home against the Pirates last month it has me interested in the visitors. Butler has shown the ability to beat anyone this season and I think it can take advantage of a slumping Seton Hall squad tonight. The Bulldogs play at one of the slowest paces in the nation and could frustrate the Pirates, who prefer to play fast.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER BULLDOGS +5.5