Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The Providence Friars travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
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The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 10-4 and a road record of 0-3. They are 8-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 11-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 7-3 against the spread.
Rodney Bullock comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Emmitt Holt averages 13.5 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kelan Martin averages 18.4 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Providence averages 70.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 228th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 134th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 75th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 266th and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 70th with 12.3 per game. The Friars allow 62 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 131st and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 137th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 47th in Division 1.
Butler averages 78.4 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 25th in the nation. They average 31.3 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 315th and 93rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 6th with 9.9 per game. The Bulldogs allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 106th and 54th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in college basketball.
The Friars average 60.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 104.6 and they assist on 61.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.3%. The Friars give up 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 82 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 115.6 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.6%. The Bulldogs give up 61 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-6 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 6-8 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-3 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 4-5 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Butler
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