Butler vs. Seton Hall Prediction and Odds (Back Butler to Stay Competitive)

Butler Bulldogs guard Chuck Harris.
Butler Bulldogs guard Chuck Harris. / Jenna Watson/IndyStar / USA TODAY

Seton Hall and Butler will give us some interesting Big East action tonight, with the Pirates hoping to avoid an upset from one of the bottom two teams in the conference.

The Pirates are 3-2 ATS in their last five games, while the Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS. Butler is on a little bit of a hot streak. It's covered in seven of its last 10 games. Can the Bulldogs do the same tonight?

Here are the odds for the matchup via WynnBET.

Butler vs. Seton Hall Odds, Spread and Total


  • Butler: +9.5 (-110)
  • Seton Hall: -9.5 (-110)


  • Butler: +375
  • Seton Hall: -500


  • 129 (Over: -110/Under: -110)

Butler vs. Seton Hall Prediction and Pick

Butler is nearly a 10-point underdog tonight, but I think that number is a little too big for the Bulldogs. Seton Hall is a better team than Butler, but not good enough cover. The Pirates are seventh in the conference in offensive and defensive efficiency. The one place they have a legitimate advantage is on the three-point line. The Pirates are second in the conference in three-point percentage, while the Bulldogs are 10th.

The Bulldogs do have hope to keep this one close, especially with their efficiency. Butler is fifth in the conference in turnover percentage and two-point percentage. If the Bulldogs can get on the inside, they can keep this game closer than the oddsmakers think.

The Pirates have lost two of their last three games. Granted the losses were to Villanova and UConn, but Butler can catch them reeling tonight.

Lean: Butler +9.5 (-110)

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.