Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Butler as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 136.
The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 17-9 and a road record of 4-5. They are 16-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-10. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 17-8 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 12-13 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
Maurice Watson Jr. comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Isaiah Zierden averages 10.8 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kelan Martin averages 16 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kellen Dunham averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Creighton averages 79.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 141st in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 118th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 37th with 11.1 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 177th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 175th and 176th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 166th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 149th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 144th in the Division 1.
Butler averages 80.5 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 37th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 62nd in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 110th and 94th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 19th with 10.6 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 99th and 125th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 47th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 109th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 116th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 111.1 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.6%. The Bluejays give up 75.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 84.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.5 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 114.8 and 50.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.3%. The Bulldogs give up 67.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 16-9 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 15-10 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-12 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-13 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/18/15 F Martin Krampelj Knee out for season
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/13/15 G Kethan Savage Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton
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