Utah at Butler College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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The Utah Utes head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 4 point favorites.
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Utah comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 65.7 per contest. Butler has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 65.5, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Utah Utes Betting Trends
The Utah Utes are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Utah Utes are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Key Utah Utes Injuries
12/02/17 F Chris Seeley Illness is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/29/17 G Sean McDermott Ankle is out indefinitely
Justin Bibbins averages 10.9 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%. David Collette averages 14.9 points per contest while playing 21.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kamar Baldwin averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Kelan Martin scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Utes allow 65.7 points per contest which is 60th in Division 1. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 23% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 146th, and they allow 9.7 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in the nation. Utah averages 79.6 points per contest this year, which is 107th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 118th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 254th in college basketball. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 184th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs give up 65.5 points per game, which ranks them 58th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 197th and 329th in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.0 dimes allowed per game and 73rd with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 287th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year. Butler is 240th in Division 1 with 71.9 points per contest this season. They are 174th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 311th in D-1. They are 287th in college basketball in rebounding with 33.5 boards per contest and 263rd in assists per game with 12.4. The Bulldogs are 284th in turnovers per contest with 12.1.
The Utes are 119th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.6, and their defensive rating of 89.7 is ranked 34th. In terms of pace they are 107th in the country with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 111th. As a team they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 82nd in Division 1. Utah is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 24th in the nation.
Butler is 245th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 237th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 86th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.1, and their offensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 204th. They are 283rd in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 213th. As a unit they are 225th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Utah +4 and over 150 total points
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