Creighton Bluejays vs. Seton Hall Pirates Prediction

Creighton Bluejays vs. Seton Hall Pirates Prediction 1/20/2024

The Creighton Bluejays (13-5) travel to face off against the Seton Hall Pirates (13-5) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at Prudential Center in Newark and televised on FS1. Seton Hall is coming off a win in their previous game, while Creighton is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Connecticut. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs Seton Hall Pirates

The Creighton Bluejays Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Creighton enters this game with a 13-5 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Big East play. The Bluejays have been especially strong at home, where they are 8-2 this season.

On the road, Creighton is 5-3, and they have a scoring margin of +9.4 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Bluejays are 6-4.

Creighton has an ATS record of 9-9 this season and they are 5-3 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Bluejays have gone 9-7 vs. the spread this year and their last 3 favorite ATS record is 1-2.

Creighton’s over/under record for the season is 6-12 and today’s line of 140 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.5). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 127 points.

The Seton Hall Pirates Are Coming Off A Win

Seton Hall will be playing at home against Creighton as a 2-point underdog. The Pirates have gone 8-1 at home this season, and they have won their last three games at home.

Seton Hall has gone 5-4 as the underdog this season, and they are 13-5 overall. The Pirates have won four straight games and have gone 9-1 in their last 10 home games.

Seton Hall has an ATS record of 8-9 this season, and they are 5-4 vs. the spread at home. As the underdog, the Pirates are 5-4 vs. the spread this year. In their last three games as the underdog, Seton Hall has gone 3-0 ATS.

Seton Hall’s over/under record this season is 8-9 and today’s line of 140 is very close to the average over/under line in their games (140.7). So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 140 and their games have averaged 142.5 points per game. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total is 146.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 78.2 points per game, Creighton struggled in their previous game. Against Connecticut, the Bluejays scored 48 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 34.6%. Steven Ashworth led the scoring for the Bluejays, contributing 14 points. Additionally, Baylor Scheierman chipped in with 12 points.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 17.7 8.2 3.8
Trey Alexander (G) 15.7 5.9 4.4
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 15.7 7.4 1.1

Seton Hall Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Pirates’ offense concluded with 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74 points per contest. For the season, the Seton Hall offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 51% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 5.7 made three’s per contest.

Kadary Richmond (G) 16.2 6.7 4.6
Al-Amir Dawes (G) 13.8 2.3 2.2
Dre Davis (G) 13.2 5.1 1.5

Creighton Team Defense

So far this season, the Creighton defense has been performing well, ranking 41st in the country at 65.4 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Connecticut, the Huskies finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 62 points vs. Creighton.

Seton Hall Team Defense

Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 95th rank in the nation, allowing 68.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the Seton Hall defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Butler knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 72 points.

Bluejays vs Pirates Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Creighton has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 69 points per game.
  • Seton Hall has played well in their previous three home games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 71 points per game while allowing 66. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Pirates have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.
  • Through their previous five contests as the betting favorite, the Bluejays have a strong record of 4-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 2-3.

Bluejays vs Pirates Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +2, we recommend going with the Pirates on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 140 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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