Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Xavier as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 7-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-4. The Musketeers have an overall record of 12-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 8-5 and they are 9-4 against the spread.
Kellen Dunham comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. Kelan Martin averages 14.7 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Edmond Sumner averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Butler averages 88.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in the country. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game which ranks them 55th and 39th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 9.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 138th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 37th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 49th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in the Division 1.
Xavier averages 80.1 points per game this year which ranks them 46th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 118th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 62nd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 165th with 12.9 per game. The Musketeers allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 84th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 97th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-6 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-4 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 9-4 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 8-5 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Butler
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