Providence at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Providence Friars travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Butler as 8.5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 72.6 per game. Butler has an overall mark of 17-10. They are averaging 80.3 points per contest and giving up 72.8, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 9-15 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 13-11 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-13 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 16-10 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alpha Diallo averages 12.3 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Rodney Bullock averages 14.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Kamar Baldwin averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Kelan Martin averages 20.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 181st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 208th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 199th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 124th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in college basketball. Providence averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 185th in D-1. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 188th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 246th and 306th in those defensive statistics. They rank 126th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 51st with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 252nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Butler is 46th in Division 1 with 80.3 points per game this year. They are 44th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 122nd in the nation. They are 232nd in college basketball in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game and 118th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Bulldogs are 319th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Friars are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 176th. In terms of pace they are 137th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 206th. As a team they are 177th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 296th in Division 1. Providence is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 173rd in the nation.
Butler is 319th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 259th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 162nd in the nation in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 40th. They are 150th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 55th. As a unit they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 195th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -8.5
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