Princeton at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
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The Princeton Tigers travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Sunday, November 12, 2017.
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Princeton heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 21-6. They had a point differential of 10.6 as they averaged 72.1 points per contest while giving up 61.5 per game. Butler had an overall record of 23-7 last season. They averaged 76.3 points per game and surrendered 68.4, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Princeton Tigers Betting Trends
The Princeton Tigers were 12-10 against the spread last season
The Princeton Tigers were 8-13 against the over/under last year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs were 17-12 against the spread last season
The Butler Bulldogs were 13-12 against the over/under last year
Key Princeton Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Cannady averaged 13.4 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.9 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 42% for the year while his free throw percentage was 94%. Steven Cook averaged 13.6 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.1 rebounds per game and dished out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage was at 66%.
Andrew Chrabascz averaged 11.4 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was 76%. Kelan Martin averaged 16 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.8 rebounds per game and had 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allowed 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 10th in the nation. They also allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.3 rebounds a game which ranked 81st, and they gave up 10.6 assists per contest which put them in 18th place in the country. They forced 13.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 192nd in college basketball. Princeton averaged 72.1 points per contest last season, which ranked them 200th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was 10.6 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shot 38% which was good for 45th in D-1. They averaged 33.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranked them 287th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 347th with 10.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrendered 68.4 points per contest, which ranked them 82nd in the country. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 206th and 93rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 11th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 23rd with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs were 211th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game last season. Butler was 106th in Division 1 with 76.3 points per game last year. They were 33rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin was 7.9. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 115th in the nation. They were 327th in college basketball in rebounding with 32.1 boards per game and 197th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Bulldogs were 344th in turnovers per game with 10.2.
The Tigers were 14th in the country in defensive rating last season with 93.7, and their offensive rating of 109.9 was ranked 63rd. They were 331st in college basketball in pace with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 53rd. As a unit they were 71st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in D-1. Princeton was 339th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 48%, which was 77th in the country.
Butler was 341st in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 200th in Division 1. The Bulldogs were 148th in the nation in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 113.1 was ranked 24th. They were 290th in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% was 38th. As a unit they were 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 145th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Princeton/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler
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