Saturday, January 30, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Butler as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 14-6 and a road record of 2-3. They are 8-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 14-7 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 7-13 against the spread.
Kellen Dunham comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Roosevelt Jones averages 14.5 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Henry Ellenson averages 15.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Luke Fischer averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Butler averages 81.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 109th in the country. They average 38 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 89th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 10.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the Division 1.
Marquette averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 105th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 70th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 213th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 95th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 301st with 14.4 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 86th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 212th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 296th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 74.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 116 and they assist on 51.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Butler turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.8%. The Bulldogs give up 73.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 77.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.5 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 102.3 and 62.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.1 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Golden Eagles give up 69.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-10 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-10 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-13 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-7 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
01/29/16 G Steven Bennett Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Marquette
01/27/16 G Tyler Lewis Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Marquette
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Butler
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