Butler at Purdue College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has Purdue as 7.5 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.1 as they are averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. Purdue has an overall record of 10-2. They are averaging 85.9 points per game and surrendering 65.2, good for a point differential of 20.8.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 7-4 against the spread this season
The Purdue Boilermakers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/29/17 G Sean McDermott Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/15/17 G Nojel Eastern Eye is "?" Saturday vs Butler
Kamar Baldwin averages 13.4 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%. Kelan Martin averages 17.6 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Isaac Haas averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Carsen Edwards averages 17 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 165th and 328th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 47th place in the country. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in college basketball. Butler averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 185th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 295th in D-1. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 274th and 249th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 285th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 54th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 80th in those defensive statistics. They rank 72nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 161st with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Boilermakers are 158th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. Purdue is 25th in Division 1 with 85.9 points per game this year. They are 31st in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 20.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 50th in the nation. They are 110th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 18.0. The Boilermakers are 315th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Bulldogs are 149th in the nation in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 94 is ranked 77th. In terms of pace they are 253rd in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 125th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Butler is 248th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 203rd in the nation.
Purdue is 314th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 20th in the nation. The Boilermakers are 12th in the country in offensive rating with 118.9, and their defensive rating of 90.2 is ranked 35th. In terms of pace they are 167th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 27th. As a team they are 21st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 144th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Purdue college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Purdue -7.5
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