Seton Hall Pirates (8-4) at Creighton Bluejays (8-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 9:00 pm (CHI Health Center Omaha)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -5.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Seton Hall Pirates and the Creighton Bluejays meet in college basketball action from the Chi Health Center Omaha on Wednesday night.
The Seton Hall Pirates will look to add to their 8-4 record overall after picking up a 68-60 win over Butler last time out. Sandro Mamukelashvili leads the Pirates in scoring with 18.7 PPG to go along with 6.9 RPG and 3.4 APG this season while Jared Rhoden is 2nd in scoring with 15.8 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG this season. Myles Cale is averaging 11.9 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Seton Hall coming into this matchup. Shavar Reynolds Jr. is also chipping in a team-high 4.9 APG for the Pirates this season. As a team, Seton Hall is averaging 76.7 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field, 34.9% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to put up 69.8 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field and 34.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Creighton Bluejays will look to add to their 8-2 mark on the year after a 67-65 win over Providence in their last matchup. Marcus Zegarowski leads the Bluejays in scoring and assists with 14.4 PPG and 4.9 APG to go along with 4.3 RPG this season while Denzel Mahoney is 2nd in scoring with 13.8 PPG to go with 4.7 RPG and Caleb Bishop is 3rd in scoring and leads Creight on in rebounding with 12 PPG and 5.7 RPG this season. Right behind is Damien Jefferson who has 11.4 PPG and 5.6 RPG and Mitch Ballock has 10.7 PPG to make up the group of players scoring in double figures for Creighton heading into this matchup. As a team, Creighton is averaging 81.3 PPG on 48.2% shooting from the field, 36.7% from 3-point land and 69.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.5 PPG on 39.6% shooting from the field and 34.6% from behind the arc this season.
Seton Hall is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 8-3-1 in their last 12 Wednesday games. Creighton is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 home games. The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.
I’ve gone back and forth on this game as I think Creighton’s one of the nations’ best and rightfully sitting with one of the highest rankings in program history. However, while I knocked Seton Hall early on for being a team that lost their best player in Myles Powell from last year’s squad, but I could argue that Seton Hall’s been just as good and is as talented as it gets and have the ability to trade scores with Creighton if that’s the style of game this turns into. I think this is a game decided in the final few possessions, so give me Seton Hall and the points in this one.