DePaul at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The DePaul Blue Demons head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 12.5 point favorites.
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DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 9-12. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 16-7. They are averaging 79.9 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 8.7.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 10-11 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-10 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-9 against the over/under this year
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
12/09/17 G Devin Gage Achilles is out for season
02/02/18 F Jaylen Butz Illness is "?" Saturday vs Butler
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Max Strus averages 17.8 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Marin Maric averages 12.7 points per contest in 26.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Kelan Martin scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul averages 73.6 points per contest this year, which is 190th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 281st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 300th in Division 1. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 196th with 13.0 per game. The Blue Demons allow 73.2 points per contest, which is 207th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 148th and 318th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 206th, and they allow 15.0 assists per game which puts them in 290th place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 53rd in the country with 79.9 points per contest this season. They are 38th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 142nd in Division 1. They are 204th in the country in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 134th in assists per game with 14.3. The Bulldogs are 316th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Bulldogs give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 150th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 199th and 298th in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 45th with 31.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 232nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Blue Demons are 216th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 188th. In terms of pace they are 108th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 309th. As a team they are 306th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 286th in Division 1. DePaul is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 233rd in the nation.
Butler is 314th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 220th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 126th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.8, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 49th. They are 178th in D-1 in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 67th. As a unit they are 68th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 226th in the country.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take DePaul +12.5
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