Seton Hall Pirates vs #10 Creighton Blue Jays - NCAA Basketball Picks Of The Day

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 8:05 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016 8:05 PM UTC

The Big East Conference is back as the Creighton Blue Jays remain undefeated and ranked 10th in the AP Top 25. The Blue Jays will be put the challenge with the emergence of the Seton Hall Pirates. Seton Hall has a victory over South Carolina on their resume and this matchup is expected to be quite competitive. Can the Blue Jays keep the ball rolling and remain undefeated?

Seton Hall Pirates vs #10 Creighton Blue Jays


"The Big 3"

While Seton Hall may not possess the offensive firepower of a team such as UCLA, they have 3 big-time players in Khadeem Carrington (19.3 points, 50%-3 point field goals), Angel Delgado (14.7 points, 11.8 rebounds), and Desi Rodriguez (14.3 points, 5.8 rebounds).

In the past, Rodriguez was the go-to guy on this squad and now the talent pool has gotten larger for the Pirates and I'm sure that's fine with Rodriguez as this team has become an instant contender and a future AP Top 25 team.

With an upset over Creighton, Seton Hall might very well crack the top 25, but that's easier said than done as Creighton has a win over Wisconsin to their credit and no team has been able to defeat them all season long. As an 8 point betting favorite, Creighton will certainly have their hands full on Wednesday.

Sharp Shooters

When a team has 4 out of their top 5 scorers averaging 50% or more from beyond the arc, calling them "sharpshooters" is really an understatement. Add in the fact that the only player out of those 5 players which are shooting 41% from beyond the arc is their leading scorer, Marcus Foster.

Foster will definitely be the go-to guy in this game as he's averaging nearly 20 points per game this season and in his last 2 games, is averaging 25.5 points and 5 rebounds per game.

Foster is putting up nearly 20 shots per game but is converting on more than half of his attempts and is a threat from 3 point-land, with 7 -3 pointers in his last 2 games. Add in the fact that Creighton has one of the best passers in the game in senior point guard, Maurice Watson Jr. (12.8 points, 9 assists) and this team should be off to the races.

I have no doubt that Creighton is the far superior squad, but look for Seton Hall to put up a fight and cover the spread as 8 is a large number.

 Free NCAAB Pick: Seton Hall Pirates- +8Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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