Butler at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Monday, January 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Providence as 1 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 80.8 points per contest while giving up 72.8 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 72.2, which is a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-9 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-6 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 5-11 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 10-6 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
01/12/18 G Maliek White Knee is "?"
Kelan Martin averages 20.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 89%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.5 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Rodney Bullock averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Alpha Diallo averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 80.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 53rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 39th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 172nd in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 218th and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 194th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 239th and 317th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 140th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 234th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 120th in the country with 76.8 points per game this year. They are 100th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in college basketball. They are 191st in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 117th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Friars are 184th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Friars surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 167th and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 237th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 232nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 112.4, and their defensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 174th. In terms of pace they are 184th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 73rd. As a team they are 77th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 253rd in Division 1. Butler is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 268th in the nation.
Providence is 194th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 146th in Division 1. The Friars are 167th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 120th. They are 188th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 119th. As a unit they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence -1
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