Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The Butler Bulldogs head to The Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 21-6 and a road record of 5-4. They are 15-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Wildcats have an overall record of 26-2 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 10-18 and they are 15-13 against the spread.
Kelan Martin comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.6 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.6 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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Josh Hart averages 18.8 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jalen Brunson averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Butler averages 77.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 71st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 31st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 86th in the country. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 302nd and 185th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 10.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 170th and 100th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 148th in Division 1.
Villanova averages 77.8 points per game this year which ranks them 63rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 63rd in the nation. They average 33.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest which ranks them 266th and 86th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 30th with 11.2 per game. The Wildcats allow 63 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 55th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 206th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 223rd in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 113.5 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 58% 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 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.2%. The Bulldogs give up 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 79.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.7 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 118.3 and 54.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 44% of their shots. Villanova turns it over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.6%. The Wildcats give up 59.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 15-10 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-11 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 15-13 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 10-18 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Redshirt out for season
02/21/17 F Darryl Reynolds Ribs "?" Wednesday vs. Butler
02/11/17 F Tim Delaney Hip out for season
01/06/17 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Butler +9.5
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