Bet the First Half: Creighton vs. Seton Hall Pick

by | Last updated Feb 8, 2023 | cbb

Creighton (15-8 SU 11-12 ATS) vs. Seton Hall (15-9 SU 13-9 ATS)
When: Wednesday, February 8th: 6:30 ET
Where: Prudential Center Newark, NJ
Point Spread: CU -3.5/SHU +3.5
Total: 135.0
Money Line: Creighton Bluejays -176/Seton Hall Pirates +143

The Creighton Bluejays will look to double up against the Seton Hall Pirates, who they smoked at home earlier this season 83-62 as a -8.5 spread favorite. Creighton has won six straight, so they’ll also be looking to build on that. The Bluejays are favored by 4.5 points, and the total is set at 135.

Line Movement

Creighton hit the board at -2 and was quickly bet up to as high as -4.5 at some books. The total has also been on the move, originally opening at 134 and now up to 135/135.5 at the betting sites we track.

Last Game Info

Creighton is coming off a 66-61 win over Villanova. However, they did not cover the spread in the game as -10 point favorites. The combined 127 points did not surpass the 138 total line.

Seton Hall is coming off a 69-64 win over DePaul. However, they did not cover the spread in the game as -9.5 point favorites. The combined 133 points did not surpass the 138 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Creighton has a straight-up record of 5-0 while going 3-2 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Bluejays’ offense averages 78.0 points per game while hitting 47.3% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 40.7% from the field while allowing 61.8 points per contest.

Seton Hall
In their previous five contests, Seton Hall is 4-1 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 68.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 44.1%. Defensively, they are allowing teams to hit 42.2% of their shots while giving up 65.0 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Creighton’s opponents comes in at 83.3. On the other side, Seton Hall’s combined opponent power rating sits at 81.9.

How Does Creighton Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Bluejays have played ten road games and have a record of 4-6. In these contests, Creighton is 5-5 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 73.3 points per game on a shooting percentage of 45.3%. On defense, the Bluejays allow 72.1 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 43.3% in these games.

How Does Seton Hall Fare At Home?

In their 14 games at home, Seton Hall has a 7-6 record vs. the spread while going 9-5 straight-up. On offense, the Pirates are shooting 44.6% on their home floor, leading to 71.1 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 38.1% in these contests. The Seton Hall defense is allowing 61.1 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Creighton is averaging 69.0 points per game (262nd) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 45.0%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Seton Hall defense that has allowed an average of 64.0 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 40.5% of their shots vs. Seton Hall. On the other side, the Seton Hall Pirates are coming into the game averaging 72.9 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.3%. The Pirates will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 67.3 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 42.2% of their shots vs. the Bluejays.

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Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Creighton has a shooting percentage of 30.7% while ranking 367th in attempts per game. The Bluejays will be facing a Seton Hall defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 29.8%. Seton Hall enters the game, hitting 34.0% of their looks from deep while averaging 7.35 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Creighton has allowed opponents to hit 33.6% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • John Christofilis (Out) Redshirt
  • Jasen Green (Out) Redshirt

Seton Hall

  • Alexis Yetna (Out) Knee
  • Abdou Ndiaye (Out) Knee
  • JaQuan Harris (Out) Knee

Pick Against The Spread

Creighton has UConn on deck, so they may not be fully focused on the Pirates. That said, I still expect them to come out strong. They easily dispatched the Pirates back on their home court 83-61, with most of the winning margin coming in the first half leading 43-22 at the break. The Bluejays have one of the best starting five in the nation, and it shows in their first-half dominance going into the second half leading in seven straight and leading by two or more in six straight. Take Creighton -2 in the first half.Bet your college hoops picks and your Super Bowl LVII bets for FREE this week by scoring a 50% real cash bonus up to $250 in free wagers at Bovada Sportsbook! They’re live betting platform is off the rails awesome!