Butler Bulldogs vs Seton Hall Pirates - Jan 25th Picks Of The Day

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:40 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 6:40 PM UTC

The Butler Bulldogs are really starting to make a believer out of me as they've knocked off quite a few top 25 contenders and currrently find themselves ranked 11th in the country. Tonight, they catch a Seton Hall Pirates team which has experienced major problems in inter-conference play at 3-4. Will the trend continue tonight?

Butler Bulldogs (17-3, 6-2) vs Seton Hall Pirates (13-6, 3-4) What's Not To Like?

I'm referring to the Butler Bulldogs as this is a team which has knocked off Arizona, Villanova, Indiana, Cincinnati,and Xavier. That's an amazing 5-0 against ranked opponents and Butler is a mere 2 point betting favorite against Seton Hall, who has lost 3 out of their last 4 games. The odds are amazing along with Butler's play and this game appears to be a steal at these odds in favor of the Bulldogs.

The battle of the boards will be a major factor in this game as the Pirates have significantly outrebounded the Bulldogs. That said, Butler's level of competiton is practically off the chart.

Containing Delgado

Butler will need to find a way to contain junior forward, Angel Delgado as Delgado has been a beast on the boards. He's coming off of a 21 point 20 rebound effort against St. John's and for the season is averaging 14.7 points and 12.4 rebounds per game. The difference for Delgado here is that he's not facing St. John's, he's facing a giant killer in the Butler Bulldogs.

For Butler, Kelan Martin is the go to guy on this team offensively but he will need to take intelligent shots as his shooting percentage leaves a lot to be desired. He's also coming off of a 3 for 13 effort from the field against DePaul as Butler struggled to pick up a 70-69 win in overtime. WIth that said, this isn't enough to deter me from siding with Butler as they're a far superior club to that of the Pirates. Look for Seton Hall to be competitive but 2 points enough.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Butler Bulldogs -2 (-110)Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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