Butler vs Seton Hall Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/24/24

Seton Hall (17-9) vs Butler (16-11)

Game Info: Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:30 pm (Prudential Center)

Betting Odds: Seton Hall -4.5 - Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Butler Bulldogs will travel to Newark to face the Seton Hall Pirates in Big East play this Saturday from the Prudential Center on FS2. Seton Hall leads the head-to-head series, 13-10, and they come in as 4.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 143.5. Stay tuned for our Butler vs Seton Hall Prediction. 

Butler Bulldogs Preview

Butler fell to 16-11 after falling to Villanova in Philly, 72-62. The Bulldogs couldn’t overcome a slow start versus the Wildcats, and they’ll try to prevent a fourth straight defeat here in Jersey. Butler is scoring 81.6 points per game, on 49.4% shooting, while allowing 72.7 ppg, and they’re currently 8th in the Big East with a 7-9 record in conference play. The Bulldogs are 515 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 3-6 on the road this season. 

Butler Team Profile

  • Thad Matta’s team plays at a solid pace, averaging 72.7 possessions per game (89th), and they’ve been able to connect on 36.0% of their three-point attempts (78th). 
  • Michigan St. transfer Pierre Brooks II has struggled from the field over his last four outings, and he leads Butler in scoring (15.8), while grabbing 4.5 rpg.
  • Former Irvine guard DJ Davis has hit the 20-point mark in four straight contests. And he’s second on second on the team at 14.5 ppg.  
  • Montreal native Jahmyl Telford has scored 17 points or more in four of the last five games, and he’s averaging an identical 14.4 ppg.  
  • Senior center Jalen Thomas leads the Bulldogs in boards (6.3), while scoring 6.8 ppg.

Seton Hall Pirates Preview

Seton Hall enters at 17-9 after defeating St. John’s in Elmont, 68-62. The Pirates completed a massive second half comeback against the Red Storm, and they’ll seek a third consecutive victory here versus the Bulldogs. Seton Hall is scoring 73.4 points per game, on 45.3% shooting, while allowing 70.2 ppg, and they’re currently 4th in the Big East with a 10-5 record in conference play. The Pirates are 6-4 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 11-3 in Newark this season. 

Seton Hall Team Profile

  • Shaheen Halloway’s squad prefers to grind games out, averaging 69.9 possessions per game (231st), and they haven’t connected too well from the outside, shooting just 32.9% from the three-point line (274th). 
  • Brooklyn native Kadary Richmond flirted with a triple-double (20/8/13) in the win over Xavier, and he leads Seton Hall in scoring (16.1) and assists (5.2), while grabbing 6.9 rpg.
  • Veteran guard Al-Amir Dawes has knocked down four threes in the back-to-back games, and he’s second on the team at 14.2 ppg. 
  • Senior swingman Dre Davis posted a 25-point double-double in the Georgetown victory, and he’s up to 13.7 ppg and 5.6 rpg. 
  • Santa Clara transfer Jaden Bediako leads SHU in rebounding (7.5), while scoring 8.7 ppg. 
  • Former St. John’s guard Dylan Addae-Wusu recorded a double-double in the January matchup with his former school, and he’s averaging 8.0 ppg and 5.6 rpg.

Butler vs Seton Hall Trends

  • BUT is 12-14 against the spread, with a 14-12 O/U record
  • SHU is 12-14 ATS, with a 12-13-1 over/under record.

Butler vs Seton Hall Prediction

Seton Hall has enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Big East, and they can further their tournament resume by tacking on a victory over Butler here. The Bulldogs have come back down to earth after jumping out to a strong start in league play, and they’re in danger of taking a fourth straight defeat this weekend in Jersey. The Pirates have a pair of road clashes with UConn and Creighton on the horizon, so they must capitalize on this spot at home with those two uphill battles looming. Let’s buy into Seton Hall for this conference matchup.

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