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Butler Bulldogs vs. Seton Hall Pirates - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Seton Hall Pirates at Butler Bulldogs
Date & Time Wednesday January 15, 2020, 6:30 PM (EST)
Hinkle Fieldhouse
Indianapolis, IN
The Line
BUT -6.0 . Total 126.5
TV Channel
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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The 18th ranked Seton Hall Pirates are on the road for a matchup with the 5th ranked Butler Bulldogs.  The Pirates are (12-4), coming off a 69-55 win over Marquette.  The Bulldogs are (15-1), after upending the Providence, 70-58.

In the Pirates win over Marquette, Seton Hall was led throughout the game by Myles Powell.  Powell connected on 8 of 22 attempts from the floor, hitting 5 free throws, totaling 23 points and 7 rebounds.  The Pirates shot 44% from the floor and 24% from 3-point range.  Seton hall out rebounded Marquette, 41 to 34.  The Pirates stepped up their defensive efforts in the 2nd half, allowing just 18 2nd half points.

In the Bulldogs win over Providence, Butler was guided on offense by Kamar Baldwin.  Baldwin was 5 of 9 from the floor, hitting 5 free throws, registering 17 points.  The Bulldogs shot 55% from the floor and 50% from 3-point distance.  Butler out rebounded Providence, 44 to 26.  Butler saw its largest lead at 16 points and never trailed in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Pirates are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.

Pirates are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Butler.

The under is 6-2 in Pirates last 8 games.

Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

Bulldogs are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.

The under is 5-2 in Bulldogs last 7 games.

Seton Hall seems to be catching their stride recently, having won 6 in a row.  Butler has also won 6 in a row.  The Pirates are 3-2 on the road, while Butler is a perfect 9-0 at home.  The Pirates have the better offense, averaging 75 points per game, while Butler is scoring nearly 69 per game.  Defensively, Butler has the edge, as the Bulldogs have a top 4 scoring defense.  The Bulldogs are giving up an impressive 54 per game, while the Pirates are allowing 64 per night.  Seton Hall has the best player in this matchup, as Myles Powell is one of the best in the country.  Powell will be able to keep Seton hall in this one, as Powell will be able to get Romaro Gill, Quincy McKnight, and Myles Cale involved. I like the chances of a Seton Hall upset on the road, but I will play it safe and take the points.  Final score prediction, Butler will win and Seton Hall will cover, 66-63.     

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