Butler at Creighton NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/25/2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Friday, January 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 1 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. Creighton has an overall mark of 11-8. They are averaging 83.9 points per contest and giving up 78.1, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-10-0 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
01/16/19 G Damien Jefferson Ankle is out indefinitely
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Paul Jorgensen averages 11.8 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Martin Krampelj averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 74.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 161st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 49th in the nation. They average 33.0 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 310th and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 10.8 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 209th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 117th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 49th place in Division 1. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 138th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 19th in the country with 83.9 points per game this year. They are 4th in Division 1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the nation. They are 272nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Bluejays are 186th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Bluejays surrender 78.1 points per contest, which ranks them 310th in D-1. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 321st and 320th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 106th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 122nd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 52nd. They are 312th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 68th. As a unit they are 84th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in D-1. Butler is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 179th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8. In terms of pace they are 96th in Division 1 with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 13th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton -1
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