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Seton Hall vs Butler Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds

Pirates vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Seton Hall Pirates at Butler Bulldogs
  • Where: Indianapolis at Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Date: Saturday, January 28th
  • Betting Odds: Seton Hall -2, SETON -136 | BUTL +111 O/U 130.5

Pirates Preview:

Through 21 games, the Seton Hall Pirates have an overall record of 12-9. So far, the Pirates have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 4-4. This season, Seton Hall has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 8-4. For today’s contest, Seton Hall has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.

Seton Hall will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Al-Amir Dawes who is averaging 11.62 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 56.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.67 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 21 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.

Bulldogs Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Seton Hall, the Butler Bulldogs will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 11-11. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 11 times, going 1-10 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2 underdogs on the spread.

Butler’s leading scorer this season is Chuck Harris, who is averaging 12.18 points per contest. So far, Harris has accounted for 17.94% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.64 rebounds per game and 2.77 assists. Jayden Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.0 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Butler this season, as they are currently ranked 411th in college basketball at 63.8 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 Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 445th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Butler Bulldogs +2

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Seton Hall Pirates are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2. However, we anticipate Butler putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Pirates as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bulldogs to cover.