Check out our free Creighton vs Seton Hall pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Newark. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Creighton vs Seton Hall Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Bluejays vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Seton Hall Pirates
- Where: Newark at Prudential Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: Creighton -3.5, CREIGH -176 | SETON +143 O/U 135.0
Creighton will take their 6 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-8. On the road, the Bluejays will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 4-6. This season, Creighton has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 15-3. For today’s contest, Creighton has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.
Creighton’s leading scorer this season is Trey Alexander, who is averaging 13.52 points per contest. So far, Alexander has accounted for 17.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.0 rebounds per game and 2.39 assists. Ryan Kalkbrenner is the second leading scorer for the Bluejays, averaging 15.2 points per game. Between him and Kalkbrenner, they are accounting for 34.8% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Creighton this season, as they are currently ranked 262nd in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bluejays’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 436th in the NCAA.
The Seton Hall Pirates head into today’s game in what will be their 25th game of the season, posting a record of 15-9. Currently, the Pirates have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 9-5. So far, the Pirates have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +3.5 underdogs on the spread.
Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 12.0 points per game for the Pirates. Dawes is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Pirates’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyrese Samuel who has hit 55.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.42 points per game.
On offense, Seton Hall is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 24 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.82% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Seton Hall Pirates +3.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Creighton as the favorites with a line coming in at -3.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Seton Hall Pirates to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Creighton at 6.7 made 3’s per game compared to Seton Hall at 7.35. Look for Seton Hall to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Bluejays.