Butler vs Baylor NCAA Basketball Tips 12/10/2019
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Baylor Bears
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Baylor -5
The Butler Bulldogs travel to Ferrell Center to play the Baylor Bears on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Baylor as 5 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-0. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 56.2 per game. Baylor has an overall mark of 7-1. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 61.4, which is a point differential of 16.4.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 6-2-1 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Important Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/19 C Derrik Smits Knee is questionable
12/07/19 F Markeese Hastings Hip is questionable
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bryce Nze averages 11.4 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 96%.
MaCio Teague averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Jared Butler averages 18.6 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 56.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 70th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in the nation. Butler averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 189th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 57th in D-1. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 301st and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears surrender 61.4 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 62nd and 124th in those defensive statistics. They rank 141st with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 67th with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bears are 307th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game. Baylor is 78th in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 193rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 16.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 44th in the nation. They are 86th in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 77th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Bears are 268th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 21st. They are 347th in college basketball in pace with 63.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in D-1. Butler is 324th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Baylor is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bears are 50th in the country in offensive rating with 109.7. In terms of pace they are 160th in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 158th. As a team they are 136th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 134th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Baylor college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Baylor -5
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