Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Providence as 2.5 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 13-4 and a road record of 2-1. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-7. The Friars have an overall record of 15-3 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 10-7 and they are 10-7 against the spread.
Kellen Dunham comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Roosevelt Jones averages 14.1 points per game in 31.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Ben Bentil averages 19.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kris Dunn averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Butler averages 84.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 89th and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 10.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 78th and 74th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 55th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 57th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in the Division 1.
Providence averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 137th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 172nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 286th in the nation. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 112th and 58th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 45th with 11.3 per game. The Friars allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 56th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 160th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 140th place in the nation. The Friars force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in college basketball.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-8 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-7 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 10-7 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 10-7 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
Providence Friars Injuries
01/18/16 F Quadree Smith Hand missed last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Butler
01/18/16 F Rodney Bullock Eye injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Butler
Tony's Pick: Take Butler
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