Creighton at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 3 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 84.7 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. Butler has an overall record of 9-5. They are averaging 72.6 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 5-9-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/09/18 F Bryce Golden Shoulder is out indefinitely
Mitchell Ballock averages 10.7 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Paul Jorgensen averages 13.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 239th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 276th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 69th, and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 127th place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in the nation. Creighton averages 84.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 3rd in D-1. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 236th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 60th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 228th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 90th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 184th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game. Butler is 220th in the country with 72.6 points per game this year. They are 160th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 79th in the nation. They are 318th in the country in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game and 151st in assists per contest with 14.2. The Bulldogs are 330th in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 116.8, which is ranked 13th. They are 101st in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 62% is 1st. As a unit they are 3rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 33rd in D-1. Creighton is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 301st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 80th in the country in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they are 335th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 117th. As a team they are 121st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 89th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -3
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