Butler Bulldogs at Seton Hall Pirates
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM (Prudential Center)
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The Butler Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates meet in college basketball action from Prudential Center on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs enter this game at 19-7 so far. The Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last five, beating Villanova and Xavier while falling to Providence, Marquette and Georgetown otherwise.
In the loss to the Hoyas, Butler’s Kamar Baldwin led the way on 17 points with six rebounds and six assists. Jordan Tucker added 16 points and five boards there, and Sean McDermott had 12 points with seven rebounds.
Over on the Seton Hall side, they’re 18-7 this year. After winning consecutive games over Georgetown and Villanova, the Pirates have lost their last two to Creighton and Providence.
In the loss to the Friars, Seton Hall’s Myles Powell led the team on 27 points with four assists and two rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points there, and Jared Rhoden had 10 points and eight rebounds.
The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings between these teams, and the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings. Butler is 19-32 ATS against conference opponents over the last three seasons and 1-10 ATS revenging a home loss versos an opponent over the last three seasons.
Seton Hall is 5-1 ATS versus Butler over the last three seasons and 4-2 straight up versus Butler over the last three seasons. Four of six games in this series have gone over in the last three seasons as well.
It’s been a choppy road for Butler lately, but to their credit they’ve also faced some tough competition. The Bulldogs weren’t close in the last Marquette game, but the win over Villanova was good. That said, you never really know what you’re going to get from Butler these days.
In any event, Seton Hall was close in both their last two losses, and they should play well in a comfortable atmosphere here. I’m going to take the Pirates on the cover, but this one could get dicey.