Butler at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The Butler Bulldogs head to XFINITY Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 5.5 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 14.0 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 69.5 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 86.0 points per contest and giving up 52.0, which is a point differential of 34.0.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kelan Martin averages 20 points per contest while playing 34 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Tyler Wideman averages 12 points per contest in 19.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 77% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Anthony Cowan scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Kevin Huerter averages 11.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.5 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 40%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 83.5 points per contest this year, which is 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 52nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 27%, which is good for 263rd in Division 1. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 219th and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 295th with 9.0 per game. The Bulldogs allow 69.5 points per contest, which is 132nd in the country. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 55% average from 3-point range, ranking them 247th and 324th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 24.0 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 9.0 assists per game which puts them in 58th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 75th in the country with 86.0 points per contest this season. They are 32nd in the nation in shooting at 55%, while their average scoring margin is 34.0. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 162nd in Division 1. They are 57th in the country in rebounding with 44.0 boards per contest and 170th in assists per game with 13.5. The Terrapins are 174th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Terrapins give up 52.0 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 41st and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 71st with 9.5 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 23.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 148th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 73rd in the nation in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 146th. In terms of pace they are 207th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 69th. As a team they are 88th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 197th in Division 1. Butler is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 281st in the nation.
Maryland is 162nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 40%, which is 40th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 14th in the nation in defensive rating with 73.8, and their offensive rating of 122 is ranked 45th. They are 229th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 45th. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Butler +5.5
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