Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 14-0 and a road record of 3-0. They are 9-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-8. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 8-4 against the spread.
Josh Hart comes into this contest averaging 20.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jalen Brunson averages 13.9 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Villanova. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kelan Martin averages 18.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Villanova averages 79.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 50th in the country. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 220th and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 114th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 206th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in Division 1.
Butler averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 69th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 36th in the nation. They average 31.2 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 323rd and 102nd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 10th with 10.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 130th and 35th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 80.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 12 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18.3 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 119.6 and they assist on 52.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Villanova turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.9%. The Wildcats give up 68.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.5 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 114.8 and 52.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Bulldogs give up 61 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-5 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-8 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-4 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 5-5 against the over/under
Villanova Wildcats Injuries
12/10/16 G Phil Booth Knee out indefinitely
11/12/16 F Omari Spellman Eligibility out for season
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Butler
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