Butler at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
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The Butler Bulldogs head to Little Caesars Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 1 point favorites.
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Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 79.1 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Arkansas has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 81.1 points per game and surrendering 75.5, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 15-17 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-13 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 17-16 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 17-14 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
03/06/18 F Dustin Thomas Dismissed is out for season
Kelan Martin averages 20.8 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.5 points per contest in 33.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jaylen Barford scores 18 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Daryl Macon averages 16.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 79.1 points per contest this year, which is 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 47th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 144th in Division 1. They average 34.1 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 319th with 11.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.8 points per contest, which is 186th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 237th and 306th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 71st, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 122nd place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 266th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 38th in the country with 81.1 points per contest this season. They are 36th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in Division 1. They are 204th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 112th in assists per game with 14.5. The Razorbacks are 324th in turnovers per contest with 11.0. The Razorbacks give up 75.5 points per game, which ranks them 260th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 102nd and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 231st with 35.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 256th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 157th. In terms of pace they are 152nd in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 73rd. As a team they are 70th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 170th in Division 1. Butler is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 250th in the nation.
Arkansas is 332nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 161st in Division 1. The Razorbacks are 229th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 34th. They are 84th in D-1 in pace with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 57th. As a unit they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 299th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -1
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