Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Cintas Center to play the Xavier Musketeers on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Butler as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 6-4. They are 16-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Musketeers have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 13-14 and they are 11-16 against the spread.
Kelan Martin comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Trevon Bluiett averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Musketeers. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. J.P. Macura averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Butler averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 74th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the country. They average 32.8 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 300th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 10.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 169th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 142nd in Division 1.
Xavier averages 74.5 points per game this year which ranks them 134th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 130th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 240th in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 38th and 72nd respectively. In the turnover department the Musketeers rank 145th with 12.9 per game. The Musketeers allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 124th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 189th and 71st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 249th place in the nation. The Musketeers force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 113.5 and they assist on 49.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 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 13.6 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 28.6%. The Bulldogs give up 68.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Musketeers score 77.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -13.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.4 points per game. The Musketeers have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 58.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Xavier turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.4%. The Musketeers give up 65 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 16-10 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-11 against the over/under
Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 11-16 against the spread
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-14 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Xavier Musketeers Injuries
01/30/17 G Edmond Sumner Knee out for season
01/22/17 G Myles Davis Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Xavier +1.5
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