Sunday, February 19, 2017
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Butler as 19 point favorites.
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The Blue Demons come into this game with an overall record of 8-18 and a road record of 0-7. They are 9-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 20-6 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 15-9 against the spread.
Eli Cain comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Blue Demons. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Billy Garrett averages 14.8 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for DePaul. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
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Kelan Martin averages 15.5 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
DePaul averages 69.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 253rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 261st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 279th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 276th and 272nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 13.9 per game. The Blue Demons allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 219th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 265th and 289th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 316th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 84th in Division 1.
Butler averages 76.9 points per game this year which ranks them 74th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 41st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 302nd and 205th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 7th with 10.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 69th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 162nd and 107th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in college basketball.
The Blue Demons average 61.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -19.7 per contest. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 99.6 and they assist on 48.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. DePaul turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%. The Blue Demons give up 76.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 81.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 113 and 48.5% 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 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 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.3%. The Bulldogs give up 67.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74 points per game in their past 3 contests.
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 9-15 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-12 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 15-9 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-11 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take DePaul -19
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