Villanova at Butler NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 1/22/2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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The Villanova Wildcats travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 1 point favorites.
Villanova heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 75.9 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. Butler has an overall record of 12-7. They are averaging 74.3 points per game and surrendering 67.3, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 11-7-0 against the spread
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-11-1 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-10-0 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-10-0 against the over/under
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
01/19/19 F Cole Swider Hand is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Paschall averages 16.6 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Phil Booth comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Paul Jorgensen averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Kamar Baldwin averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 176th and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 39th, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 209th place in the NCAA. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 86th in the nation. Villanova averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 127th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 136th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 97th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 193rd and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 276th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 67.3 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 185th and 154th in those defensive statistics. They rank 48th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 127th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 167th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Butler is 163rd in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 115th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 51st in the nation. They are 306th in the country in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game and 142nd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Bulldogs are 331st in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Wildcats are 26th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.4. In terms of pace they are 327th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 50th. As a team they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 52% of their shots, ranking 3rd in Division 1. Villanova is 227th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 317th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 56th in the country in offensive rating with 110.6. In terms of pace they are 306th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 74th. As a team they are 84th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 100th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Villanova/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Butler -1
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