Seton Hall vs. Butler - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Seton Hall vs. Butler - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Butler (19-7) at Seton Hall (18-7)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Prudential Center)

The Line: Seton Hall -6.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Butler Bulldogs (19-7, 7-6) and Seton Hall Pirates (18-7, CONF 10-3) face off in a Big East showdown at the Prudential Center. The Pirates beat the Bulldogs 78-70 in the middle of January. 

At one point early in the season, the Bulldogs looked like one of the best teams in college basketball, but they have really fallen off. Over the last ten games, Butler only has four wins. 

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Early in the season the Bulldogs defense was elite, but over the last five games they are giving up 70.2 points per game, which isn’t enough to get the job done. 

Away from home the Bulldogs are averaging only 62 points while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. The first game Butler gave up 78 points to Seton Hall and that can’t happen if they want to win this game. On offense the Bulldogs are led by Kamar Baldwin who is averaging 16.1 points while shooting 41.1 percent from the field.

The Pirates sit in first place of the Big East but they have lost two games straight, and they need to be careful or they could lose the title.

Over the last five games, Seton Hall’s defense hasn’t been as strong giving up 74 points per game, which is a big increase for a team that is giving up an average of 66.6 points. 

Seton Hall is led by Myles Powell who is averaging 21.7 points per game, and could be named the player of the year. Powell put up 29 points when the Pirates knocked off the Bulldogs in January. 

The Bulldogs are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games against the Big East. The Pirates are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games. 

The under is 7-2-1 in Seton Hall’s last 10 home games. The over is 8-3 in the Bulldogs last 11 Wednesday games. 

The Bulldogs couldn’t slow down Powell in the first matchup against the Pirates and that will be the difference again. Powell is going to drop 30 points in this game which will lead to a win and a cover of the spread by Seton Hall.

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Shane’s Pick Seton Hall -6.5

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