Butler Bulldogs (2-4) at Seton Hall Pirates (7-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm (Prudential Center)
The Line: Seton Hall Pirates -8.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Butler Bulldogs and Seton Hall Pirates meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Prudential Center.
The Butler Bulldogs need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 65 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 50.2 percent shooting. Aaron Thompson is averaging 17.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Jair Bolden is averaging 14.2 points and 1.3 assists. Chuck Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Bryce Golden is grabbing six rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 61.6 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Seton Hall Pirates look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Seton Hall Pirates are averaging 77.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Sandro Mamukelashvili is averaging 20.4 points and 2.6 assists while Jared Rhoden is averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds. Myles Cale is dishing one assist and Takal Molson is grabbing four rebounds. The Seton Hall Pirates are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Seton Hall Pirates are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pirates are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 overall. The under is 7-3 in Pirates last 10 Saturday games. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Butler Bulldogs are getting beat up left and right and their defensive effort simply isn't there right now. The Seton Hall Pirates are rolling at both ends of the floor and have to be licking their chops in this contest. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with Seton Hall, as Butler is in full struggle mode right now.