Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Butler as 5 point favorites.
The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 19-3 and a road record of 5-1. They are 14-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-11. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 18-4 and a home record of 11-1. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 13-7 against the spread.
Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Justin Patton averages 14 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 71% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Kelan Martin averages 16.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Creighton averages 84.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 24th in the country. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game which ranks them 216th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 54th with 11.9 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 134th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 129th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in Division 1.
Butler averages 76.8 points per game this year which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 38th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 74th in the nation. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 313th and 197th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 4th with 9.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 133rd and 42nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 9.5 assists per contest which puts them in 2nd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 129th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 84.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -3.7 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 116.1 and they assist on 54.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.8%. The Bluejays give up 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 80.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 113 and 48.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.1%. The Bulldogs give up 65.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 14-6 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-11 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-7 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-9 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -5
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