Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Pirates. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on FS2, and it’s hosted by the Pirates at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Big East conference game currently have Seton Hall as the -5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.

BUTLER BULLDOGS VS SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates -5

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 8:30 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will Seton Hall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Bulldogs Lock in a Road Win?

Butler comes into this game as a 5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-10 as the underdog this season. Overall, they have gone 16-11, but they have lost their last three games.

On the road, the Bulldogs are 4-6 this season, and their average scoring margin is -3.3 points per game. Over their last 10 games on the road, they have gone 4-6.

As the underdog this season, Butler has gone 5-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of 3-7. On the road, Butler is 5-5 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last 3 road games.

Butler’s over/under record this season sits at 14-12 and their games have averaged 152 points. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (145.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record during that span is 0-3.

The Butler offense is coming off a game where they scored 62 points against Villanova. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.1% and connected on 11 threes. The team’s top scorer is Pierre Brooks, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.1, while Jahmyl Telfort also carries a PPG average of 14.1 into the game.

At this time, the Bulldogs’ defense is positioned 225th in the country, permitting 73.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Butler’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.8% this season.

Can the Pirates Pull Off a Home Win?

Seton Hall is coming off a 68-62 win over St. John’s, and the Pirates have won two straight games. At home this season, they have a record of 10-3, and their average scoring margin at home is +10.5.

So far this season, Seton Hall has been favored in 12 of their 26 games, and their record as the favorite is 10-2. In Big East play, they are 9-5 compared to 8-4 in non-conference action.

Seton Hall has an ATS record of 11-14 this season and they are 6-7 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pirates are just 4-6 ATS.

Seton Hall’s over/under record for the season is 12-13 and today’s line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.6). So far, 15 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Against St. John’s, the Seton Hall had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 73.2 points per game. They scored 68 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Kadary Richmond, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.2, while Al-Amir Dawes also carries a PPG average of 14.4 into the game.

The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 97th nationally, allowing an average of 69.1 points per contest. Seton Hall will look once again to perform well on defense, holding St. John’s to just 33% shooting in their most recent game.