Saturday, February 11, 2017
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Butler Bulldogs head to Dunkin' Donuts Center to take on the Providence Friars on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Butler as 4 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 19-5 and a road record of 5-3. They are 14-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Friars have an overall record of 14-11 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 15-10 against the spread.
Kelan Martin comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.6 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 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
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Rodney Bullock averages 17 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6 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 76%. Emmitt Holt averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Butler averages 76 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 96th in the country. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 313th and 204th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 10.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 162nd and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in Division 1.
Providence averages 69.8 points per game this year which ranks them 244th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 32.7 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 304th and 112th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 99th with 12.3 per game. The Friars allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 186th and 91st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 123rd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the nation. The Friars force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 71.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 112 and they assist on 48.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Butler turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.2%. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 73.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 103 and 58.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.6%. The Friars give up 63.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-8 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-11 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 15-10 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 11-13 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -4
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