Saint Louis at Butler College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
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The Saint Louis Billikens head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 12.5 point favorites.
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Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 66.2 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. Butler has an overall record of 5-2. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 3.0.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Saint Louis Billikens are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/27/17 G Ty Graves Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Adonys Henriquez Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/16/17 G Jermaine Bishop Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/29/17 G Sean McDermott Ankle is OUT 4-6 weeks
Jalen Johnson averages 10.2 points per contest in 26.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%. Javon Bess averages 14.2 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Kamar Baldwin averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Kelan Martin scores 16 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens allow 65.7 points per contest which is 67th in Division 1. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 127th and 304th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 107th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 208th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 170th in the nation. Saint Louis averages 66.2 points per contest this year, which is 315th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 288th. From 3-point territory they shoot 27%, which is good for 338th in college basketball. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 176th and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 199th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs give up 68.4 points per game, which ranks them 107th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 43% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 262nd and 345th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 113th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 282nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year. Butler is 251st in Division 1 with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 193rd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.0. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 318th in D-1. They are 312th in college basketball in rebounding with 32.4 boards per contest and 284th in assists per game with 12.0. The Bulldogs are 288th in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Billikens are 164th in the country in defensive rating with 98.7, and their offensive rating of 99.5 is ranked 257th. They are 335th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 307th. As a unit they are 298th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in D-1. Saint Louis is 143rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 166th in the country.
Butler is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 298th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 146th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 102 is ranked 220th. They are 280th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 228th. As a unit they are 250th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 183rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Saint Louis +12.5 and under 127.5 total points
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