Butler at Georgetown NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Capital One Arena to play the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Georgetown as 1 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 72.7 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. Georgetown has an overall mark of 15-8. They are averaging 82.1 points per contest and giving up 77.6, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-13-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Paul Jorgensen averages 11.7 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Jessie Govan averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. James Akinjo averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 72.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 189th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 140th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 74th in the nation. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 319th and 168th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 329th with 10.9 per game. The Bulldogs allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 257th and 210th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 58th place in Division 1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 26th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 155th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 44th in the nation. They are 18th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 17.4. The Hoyas are 114th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Hoyas surrender 77.6 points per contest, which ranks them 311th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 157th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 225th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoyas are 95th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 108.4, which is ranked 75th. They are 300th in college basketball in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 93rd. As a unit they are 115th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 90th in D-1. Butler is 315th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 199th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 107.6, which is ranked 94th. They are 24th in D-1 in pace with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 135th. As a unit they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 178th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Georgetown -1
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