Seton Hall vs. Butler Pick
Can No. 13 Butler close out its regular season with a dominant win at home over Seton Hall today at 2:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Butler is favored at home, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -8.5 points against Seton Hall. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 145 points. Butler has won five straight over Seton Hall, including a 61-54 win on the road on Jan. 25. Butler has covered the spread in eight straight meetings.
Butler has won four straight coming into today to get to 23-6 on the season and 12-5 in the Big East. The Bulldogs have covered the spread in three of the four wins as well to get to 17-10 against the spread on the season. Butler averages 77.4 points per game on offense this season while allowing 68.6 on defense. When at home, Butler is putting up 81.9 points per contest. Kelan Martin is averaging 16 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season while Andrew Chrabascz is adding 11.3 points and 3.2 assists per contest.
Seton Hall is on a three-game winning streak right now to move to 19-10 on the season and 9-8 in the Big East. The Pirates are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games to drop to 11-16-1 ATS on the season. Seton Hall averages 73.8 points per game on offense while allowing 70.7 on defense. When on the road, the Pirates give up 77.4 points per game. Angel Delgado is leading the team with 15.6 points and 13 rebounds per game while Khadeen Carrington is adding 17 points per contest.
Both teams are coming in hot, but the Pirates have been beating up on some of the lesser teams in the Big East in the last week. Butler has picked up road wins over Xavier and Villanova in the last week which should propel it to a nice home finale today. The Bulldogs should find an offensive surge at home against a Seton Hall defense that is quick lackluster on the road.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER -8.5