NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Bluejays at Creighton

Seton Hall Pirates Creighton Bluejays
14-12 February 23, 2014, 05:02 | CenturyLink Center 22-4



The Creighton Bluejays will hit the floor running against the visiting Seton Hall Pirates Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Pirates will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 13-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Bluejays are 15-9 ATS. Seton Hall is 15-10 on the totals; Creighton is 10-14.

View Seton Hall Pirates vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bluejays as -15-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game matches up the No. 38 (Bluejays) and the No. 121 (Pirates) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Seton Hall was an 82-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgetown. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Pirates grabbed an 82-67 win over the Hoyas on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Fuquan Edwin at Prudential Center.

Last time out for Creighton, they were an 85-70 winner as they battled Marquette on the road. They covered in the match as a 3-point favorite. Doug McDermott went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Creighton over Marquette, 85-70, on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Creighton's No. 13-ranked scoring average of 80.96 PPG, against a Pirates defense rated No. 155 and allowing 70.69 PPG. The Bluejays FG% has averaged 49.86% to date this season, more than the Pirates shooters have managed so far (45.83% per game).

Next up:
Seton Hall at DePaul, Tuesday, February 25th
Creighton at Xavier, Saturday, March 1st
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