This season has been a bit of an adjustment for Seton Hall, as the Pirates no longer have Myles Powell, who averaged 21 points per game as a senior. Now, Kevin Willard’s team hosts No. 14 Creighton—and the Bluejays covered the college basketball betting spread when they beat the Pirates by 36 when the teams met in Omaha on January 6.
College basketball odds have Creighton as a 1.5-point road favorite for tonight's matchup, so let's see if the Pirates can make this game closer than the last one.
Here is our best free Creighton vs. Seton Hall picks and predictions, with tip-off at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Creighton Bluejays at Seton Hall Pirates Betting Preview
Creighton: Modestas Kancleris F (Questionable), Jacob Epperson C (Questionable), Shereef Mitchell G (Questionable), Alex O’Connell G (Questionable), Rati Andronikashvili Q (Out)
Seton Hall: None to report.
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Betting Trend to Know
Seton Hall is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games versus teams with winning percentages above .600. Find more NCAA betting trends for Creighton vs. Seton Hall.
NCAAB Sharp Money and Line Movement ReportBy Patrick Everson
DraftKings has Creighton -1.5 as of 5 p.m. ET, two hours before the game tips off. The Bluejays are attracting 85 percent of tickets and money on the spread. The total is at 147.5 on two-way action, with 58 percent of bets/54 percent of money on the Over.Check out the full line movement for this game
Against the Spread (ATS) Pick
In that game, Creighton was a ridiculous 13 for 24 from the outside, while Seton Hall was just 3 of 18. Those numbers are bound to even out when the teams clash in New Jersey tonight. While crowds aren’t quite as big as normal right now, the Bluejays have had some fans at their games, so one would think they won’t be quite as hot in a silent road arena.
Seton Hall’s offense isn’t nearly as bad as the team let on in that first meeting between these teams. The Pirates shot only 33.3 percent from the floor in that game, but they have the 27th-ranked adjusted offensive efficiency in all of college basketball (according to KenPom.com) and they should be able to get back on track here. Look for them to go to Sandro Mamukelashvili often in this game. The senior is one of the most creative big men in the nation, so he should be able to finish around the basket himself or find his teammates some open shots. Despite the fact that he only had 14 points the last time these teams met, the Bluejays really don't have an answer for him inside—he should be a lot better tonight.
It’s also worth noting that Seton Hall is 11-4 ATS this season, despite being just 9-6 SU.
PREDICTION: Seton Hall +1.5 (-110)
The Pirates aren’t having a down year because of their offense: it’s their 73rd-ranked adjusted defensive efficiency that has really weighed them down and it’s likely they’ll allow the Bluejays to put up a decent number of points in this one.
However, with Seton Hall in for a better offensive performance tonight, it seems likely that these teams find a way to hit the Over here. This one could look a lot like the Pirates’ recent 76-74 loss at Villanova.
Creighton vs Seton Hall Betting Card
- Seton Hall +1.5 (-110)
- Over 147.5 (-110)
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