Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Verizon Center to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Butler as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 18-9 and a road record of 4-5. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-13. The Hoyas have an overall record of 14-14 and a home record of 9-7. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
Kelan Martin comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kellen Dunham averages 15.7 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera averages 16.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Hoyas. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. L.J. Peak averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Butler averages 80.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 44th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 51st in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game which ranks them 106th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 10.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 134th in the Division 1.
Georgetown averages 73.1 points per game this year which ranks them 159th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 178th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 175th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per contest which ranks them 198th and 65th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoyas rank 202nd with 13 per game. The Hoyas allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 136th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 113th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 133rd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the nation. The Hoyas force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 114.3 and they assist on 51.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Butler turns the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.3%. The Bulldogs give up 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoyas score 73.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.2 points per game. The Hoyas have a rating on offense of 105.4 and 61.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Georgetown turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.9%. The Hoyas give up 69.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-12 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-13 against the over/under
Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 13-13 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 14-12 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
02/26/16 F Jackson Davis Groin injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Georgetown
Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
02/13/16 C Bradley Hayes Hand out indefinitely
01/13/16 F Paul White Hernia out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Butler
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