Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to PNC Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 132.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 21-9 and a road record of 5-5. They are 17-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-13. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 24-6 and a home record of 15-0. They have an over/under record of 11-17 and they are 18-14 against the spread.
Kellen Dunham comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kelan Martin averages 16 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Anthony Gill averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Butler averages 80.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 42nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 16th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 140th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 10.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 142nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 135th and 136th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 131st place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 70.7 points per game this year which ranks them 221st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 320th and 83rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 4th with 9.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 59.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 73rd and 158th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 114.1 and they assist on 51.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 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 31% of their shots. Butler turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.5%. The Bulldogs give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 72.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 115.1 and 56% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 61.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Cavaliers give up 57.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-13 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-13 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-14 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-17 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Butler
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