Betting on today’s Bluejays and Pirates game? Catch the action at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, as the Pirates hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on FS1. The Bluejays are the favorites in this Big East conference matchup the against the Pirates. The over/under for the game is set at 140 points.

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS VS SETON HALL PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Seton Hall Pirates +3

This game will be played at Prudential Center at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE SETON HALL PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will Seton Hall pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Will the Bluejays Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

Creighton heads into tonight’s game against Seton Hall as three-point favorites. The Bluejays are 13-3 when favored this season, and they have gone 5-3 on the road compared to 8-2 at home.

Over their last 10 road games, Creighton has gone 6-4, and they are coming off a 62-48 loss to Connecticut. On the year, the Bluejays are 13-5, including a 4-3 mark in Big East action.

Creighton’s ATS mark for the season is 9-9, and they are 5-3 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Bluejays are 9-7 ATS this year, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Creighton’s over/under record this season is 6-12 and the average scoring total in their games is 143.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 140 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 127 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

In their recent matchup, the Creighton offense ended with 48 points against Connecticut. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34.6% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Baylor Scheierman, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.7, while Trey Alexander also maintains a PPG average of 15.7 leading up to the game.

In the current season, the Creighton defense has excelled, sitting 41st in the nation by allowing 65.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Connecticut, the Huskies finished with a field goal percentage of 35% and a total of 62 points vs. Creighton.

Does Seton Hall Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?

Seton Hall will look to extend their four-game winning streak when they take on Creighton as three-point underdogs. The Pirates have been dominant at home this season, going 8-1 with an average scoring margin of +13.3 points per game. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

So far this season, Seton Hall has been an underdog in nine of their 18 games, going 5-4 in those contests. Overall, they are 13-5, including a 5-1 mark in Big East action. In their most recent game, they defeated Butler, 78-72.

As the underdog this season, Seton Hall has a record vs. the spread of 5-4. Their overall ATS mark is currently 8-9. At home, the Pirates are 5-4 vs. the spread this season and they have gone 2-0 ATS in their last 3 home games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Seton Hall has an ATS record of 6-4.

Seton Hall’s over/under record for the season sits at 8-9 and today’s line of 140 is similar 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. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

The Seton Hall offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Butler. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.8% while connecting on 8 threes. Kadary Richmond is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.2. Meanwhile, Al-Amir Dawes also brings a PPG average of 13.8 into the game.

At present, the Pirates’ defense is nationally ranked 96th, allowing 68.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Creighton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.7%.