Creighton at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 5 point favorites.
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Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 85.4 points per game while giving up 73.5 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 18-10. They are averaging 79.9 points per contest and giving up 72.1, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-12 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-13 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 16-11 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Foster averages 20 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Khyri Thomas averages 14.9 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kelan Martin scores 20.7 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 85.4 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 56th in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 318th with 11.3 per game. The Bluejays allow 73.5 points per contest, which is 211th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 130th and 36th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 242nd place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 51st in the country with 79.9 points per contest this season. They are 41st in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 134th in Division 1. They are 222nd in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 131st in assists per game with 14.4. The Bulldogs are 321st in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Bulldogs give up 72.1 points per game, which ranks them 169th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 225th and 297th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 51st with 32.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 252nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Bluejays are 102nd in the country in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 14th. They are 29th in college basketball in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 37th in D-1. Creighton is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 102nd in the country.
Butler is 316th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 229th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 133rd in the nation in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 46th. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 60th. As a unit they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 201st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton +5
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