Pirates vs. Bluejays Prediction
The eighth-ranked Seton Hall Pirates can clinch the outright Big East Conference regular season title with a win today at the Creighton Bluejays. Can Creighton secure the home win and pull into a share of the conference championship?
Saturday, March 7, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha at 2:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bluejays are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 151.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 66 percent of public bets are being placed on host Creighton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Pirates edged by Wildcats
Seton Hall suffered a 79-77 home loss Wednesday night at home versus Villanova to drop to 21-8 overall and 13-4 in conference play. The Pirates trailed 33-30 at halftime on their way to the defeat. Sandro Mamukelashvili paced Seton Hall with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also pulled down 10 rebounds. Quincy McKnight accounted for 16 points, seven assists and six boards. Myles Powell added 14 points, eight dimes and four rebounds.
Bluejays ease past Hoyas
Creighton earned a 91-76 home win Wednesday night over Georgetown to improve to 23-7 overall and 12-5 in Big East action. The Bluejays raced out to a 48-33 haftime advantage en route to the triumph. Marcus Zegarowski led Creighton with 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He also accumulated eight assists and four rebounds. Mitch Ballock tallied 20 points, four boards and three assists. Ty-Shon Alexander registered 18 points and five caroms. Denzel Mahoney added 14 points and five rebounds off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The underdog is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings. The road team is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings.
The Bluejays are 18-10 ATS this season. Three of the last five meetings have gone over the total.
There is a lot of pressure on Seton Hall to get it done today and win the conference title outright, but it is a roster that has veteran presences that should be able to rise to the occasion in this spot. The afternoon start might not be ideal, but after losing by five to the Bluejays at home last month I see this as a revenge spot. Both teams are highly motivated, but Powell is the best scorer on the court and a few big buckets by him down the stretch could make all the difference.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL PIRATES +3.5