Butler vs Missouri College Basketball Game Picks 11/25/2019
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri -1
The Butler Bulldogs head to Sprint Center to take on the Missouri Tigers on Monday, November 25, 2019. The opening line for this game has Missouri as 1 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-0. They currently have a point differential of 20.8 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 53.4 per game. Missouri has an overall record of 4-1. They are averaging 71.2 points per game and surrendering 53.8, good for a point differential of 17.4.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 3-1-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 1-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 3-1-1 against the spread this season
The Missouri Tigers are 0-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/23/19 C Derrik Smits Knee is questionable
11/22/19 F Markeese Hastings Hip is questionable
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kamar Baldwin comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 24.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Bryce Nze averages 13.6 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Mark Smith scores 13.6 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 0.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Dru Smith averages 11.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 74.2 points per contest, which is 150th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 70th in the nation. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 257th and 72nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 8.2 per game. The Bulldogs allow 53.4 points per contest, which is 9th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 24% average from 3-point range, ranking them 60th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 8.6 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri is 209th in the nation with 71.2 points per contest this season. They are 200th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 17.4. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 319th in the NCAA. They are 108th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.6 boards per contest and 215th in assists per game with 12.8. The Tigers are 136th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Tigers give up 53.8 points per game, which ranks them 12th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 34% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 8.6 dimes allowed per game and 108th with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 258th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115.2, which is ranked 26th. They are 340th in college basketball in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 42nd. As a unit they are 52nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in D-1. Butler is 345th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions.
Missouri is 116th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 197th. They are 257th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 220th. As a unit they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 81st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Missouri college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler +1
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