Butler at Providence NCAA Basketball Picks 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 2.5 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 69.8 per contest. Providence has an overall mark of 16-14. They are averaging 71.0 points per contest and giving up 69.7, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-17-1 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
02/09/19 G Jerald Gillens-Butler Hand is out indefinitely
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/20/19 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
Paul Jorgensen averages 11.7 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Nate Watson averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Alpha Diallo averages 16.3 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 138th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 257th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 137th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 74th place in the NCAA. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in the nation. Butler averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 183rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 175th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 132nd in D-1. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 299th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 321st with 11.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 135th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 142nd and 159th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest, and 227th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 273rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game. Providence is 225th in the country with 71.0 points per game this year. They are 299th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 94th in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 103rd in assists per contest with 14.4. The Friars are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 105th. They are 283rd in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 135th. As a unit they are 140th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 74th in D-1. Butler is 312th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 202nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 101.3, which is ranked 239th. They are 210th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 315th. As a unit they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 277th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence -2.5
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