Butler at Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to O'Connell Center to play the Florida Gators on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Florida as 5 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 63.5 per game. Florida has an overall record of 7-4. They are averaging 70.5 points per game and surrendering 61.4, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 3-9-0 against the over/under
Important Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/09/18 F Bryce Golden Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Florida Gators Injuries
12/26/18 F Chase Johnson Illness is questionable Saturday vs Butler
11/27/18 F Isaiah Stokes Knee is out indefinitely
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out indefinitely
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Paul Jorgensen averages 15.3 points per game in 30.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
KeVaughn Allen averages 10.3 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Deaundrae Ballard averages 9.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 17.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.9 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 98th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 307th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 340th with 10.7 per game. The Bulldogs allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 147th and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 9.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 171st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Florida is 270th in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 229th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in the nation. They are 225th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 181st in assists per contest with 13.7. The Gators are 313th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Gators surrender 61.4 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 64th in those defensive statistics. They rank 37th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 175th with 35.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gators are 312th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 42nd. They are 339th in college basketball in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 59th. As a unit they are 54th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 83rd in D-1. Butler is 315th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Florida is 283rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Gators are 179th in the country in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 297th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 198th. As a team they are 227th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 75th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Florida -5
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