Georgetown at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 10 point favorites.
Georgetown heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 82.4 points per contest while giving up 75.5 per game. Butler has an overall mark of 9-4. They are averaging 72.4 points per contest and giving up 64.5, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 4-9-0 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 5-8-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 3-10-0 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
01/01/19 G Matthew McClung Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Butler
01/01/19 F Trey Mourning Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs Butler
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/09/18 F Bryce Golden Shoulder is out indefinitely
James Akinjo averages 14.2 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jessie Govan comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Paul Jorgensen averages 14.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 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 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas allow 75.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 171st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in the nation. Georgetown averages 82.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 38th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 143rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 158th in D-1. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 17.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 64.5 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 195th and 195th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 84th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 173rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Butler is 227th in the country with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 137th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in the nation. They are 327th in the country in rebounding with 31.8 boards per game and 147th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Bulldogs are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.6.
The Hoyas are 138th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.9. In terms of pace they are 28th in the country with 75.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 160th. As a team they are 114th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 219th in Division 1. Georgetown is 148th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 309th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 74th in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 343rd in Division 1 with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 105th. As a team they are 98th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 72nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -10
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