Xavier at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Xavier Musketeers travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Butler as 2.5 point favorites.
Xavier heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 84.7 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Butler has an overall record of 17-7. They are averaging 79.9 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Xavier Musketeers Betting Trends
The Xavier Musketeers are 16-8 against the spread this season
The Xavier Musketeers are 13-11 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-10 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Key Xavier Musketeers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
J.P. Macura averages 12.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Trevon Bluiett averages 19.2 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Kamar Baldwin averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Kelan Martin averages 19.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Musketeers allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 214th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 84th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 236th place in the country. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball. Xavier averages 84.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 77th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 237th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 134th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 188th and 291st in those defensive statistics. They rank 120th with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 54th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 260th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. Butler is 53rd in Division 1 with 79.9 points per game this year. They are 43rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 136th in the nation. They are 208th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game and 123rd in assists per contest with 14.5. The Bulldogs are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Musketeers are 137th in the country in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 115.8 is ranked 17th. They are 56th in college basketball in pace with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 24th. As a unit they are 12th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in D-1. Xavier is 271st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 93rd in the country.
Butler is 315th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 200th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 98th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 48th. They are 162nd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 66th. As a unit they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Xavier/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -2.5
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