Morehead State at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Morehead State Eagles travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Butler as 22 point favorites.
Morehead State comes into this game with an overall record of 4-6. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 74.2 points per game while giving up 79.9 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 8-3. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Morehead State Eagles Betting Trends
The Morehead State Eagles are 1-4 against the spread this season
The Morehead State Eagles are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key Morehead State Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Walker averages 12.7 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Djimon Henson averages 12.3 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Kelan Martin averages 17.5 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kamar Baldwin averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Morehead State averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 203rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 187th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 273rd in the country. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 19.2 per game. The Eagles allow 79.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 310th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 291st and 260th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 61st and they give up 17.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 327th place in college basketball. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 201st in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 116th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 294th in college basketball. They are 263rd in the nation in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 259th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Bulldogs are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Bulldogs surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 89th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 194th and 334th in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 52nd with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 297th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game this season.
The Eagles are 277th in the country in defensive rating with 106.5, and their offensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 277th. They are 58th in college basketball in pace with 74.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 234th. As a unit they are 222nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 260th in D-1. Morehead State is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 21.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 301st in the country.
Butler is 226th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 247th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 95th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.7, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 172nd. They are 239th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 176th. As a unit they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 224th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Morehead State/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -22
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