Seton Hall Pirates at Creighton Bluejays Pick, Odds, Predictions 2/23/14
Creighton Bluejays (22-4) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (14-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Seton Hall Pirates and the Creighton Bluejays face off on Sunday in Big East college basketball.
The Seton Hall Pirates are coming off of a win against Georgetown that end their three game losing streak. Seton Hall is 5-6 in the Big East, 5-5 away from home, and 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 25. Sterling Gibbs leads the Pirates averaging 14.6 points per game. Fuquan Edwin is averaging 13.8 points, Brian Oliver is averaging 11.8 points, and Gene Teague is averaging 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds. Seton Hall is averaging 74.2 points and they are shooting 45.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Seton Hall has a better conference road record than home record.
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The Creighton Blue Jays have won three games in a row and seven of their last eight and they are ranked 11th in the nation. Creighton is 12-2 against the Big East and 14-0 at home this season and are looking at a high seed in the NCAA Tournament. Doug McDermott leads the Bluejays averaging 25.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Ethan Wragge is averaging 11.4 points, Devin Brooks is averaging 7.8 points, and Jahenns Manigat is averaging 7.7 points. Creighton is averaging 81 points and they are shooting 49.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. With a win Creighton takes over sole possession of first place in the Big East.
Seton Hall is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games following three or more home games. Creighton is 9-3 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread 18-8 against the spread following a win, and 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games.
Creighton has lit some teams up this season but this is a big number and with Seton Hall’s strong play as a road team I like the Pirates to cover here.
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