Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Allstate Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 16-3 and a road record of 2-3. They are 12-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-7. The Blue Demons have an overall record of 8-11 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 5-12 against the spread.
Kelan Martin comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.5 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Eli Cain averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Demons. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Billy Garrett averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Butler averages 77.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 61st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 65th in the country. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 320th and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 10 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 154th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 9.2 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in Division 1.
DePaul averages 70.2 points per game this year which ranks them 231st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 211th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 300th in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 237th and 291st respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Demons rank 228th with 14 per game. The Blue Demons allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 157th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 201st and 191st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 111th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 267th place in the nation. The Blue Demons force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 48.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Butler turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.1%. The Bulldogs give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Demons score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 63.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 7.4 points per game. The Blue Demons have a rating on offense of 101.3 and 47.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. DePaul turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.8%. The Blue Demons give up 69.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-5 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-7 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 5-12 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 9-9 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
01/15/17 G Kethan Savage Hand injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Marquette
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take DePaul
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