Butler at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Butler as 3 point favorites.
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Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.8 as they are averaging 77.7 points per game while giving up 65.9 per contest. Georgetown has an overall record of 10-1. They are averaging 81.7 points per game and surrendering 64.7, good for a point differential of 17.0.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-5 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
12/24/17 F Tyler Wideman Teeth is probable Wednesday vs Georgetown
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Kelan Martin averages 17.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kamar Baldwin averages 12.9 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jessie Govan averages 19 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Marcus Derrickson averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 77.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 197th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 219th and 173rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 151st and 293rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 42nd place in college basketball. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 55th in the country with 81.7 points per game this year. They are 34th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 17.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 170th in college basketball. They are 19th in the nation in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 18.9. The Hoyas are 96th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Hoyas surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 135th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 52nd with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 158th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 88th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 93.1 is ranked 53rd. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 103rd. As a team they are 108th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 194th in Division 1. Butler is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 178th in the nation.
Georgetown is 103rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 18th in Division 1. The Hoyas are 23rd in the nation in defensive rating with 89.9, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 51st. They are 165th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Georgetown +3
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