Purdue vs Butler College Basketball Picks and Tips 12/21/2019
Game: Purdue Boilermakers vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -1
The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 1 point favorites.
Purdue comes into this game with an overall record of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 67.7 points per game while giving up 55.8 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 69.4 points per contest and giving up 54.5, which is a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 2-8-1 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-3-1 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 3-8-0 against the over/under
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
12/16/19 C Matt Haarms Concussion injured last game, is doubtful Tuesday vs Ohio
11/08/19 F Mason Gillis Redshirt is out for season
11/08/19 G Brandon Newman Redshirt is out for season
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
12/14/19 C Derrik Smits Knee is questionable
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Eric Hunter Jr. averages 10.5 points per game in 31.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Jahaad Proctor comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Sean McDermott averages 11.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.7 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 55.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the NCAA. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in the nation. Purdue averages 67.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 274th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 247th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 261st in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 61st and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 325th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 54.5 points per contest, which ranks them 4th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 2nd with 28.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 134th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Butler is 241st in the country with 69.4 points per game this year. They are 31st in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 63rd in the nation. They are 299th in the country in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game and 120th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Bulldogs are 344th in turnovers per game with 10.3.
The Boilermakers are 156th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 244th. As a team they are 277th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 147th in Division 1. Purdue is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 308th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 54th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they are 347th in Division 1 with 63.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 37th. As a team they are 38th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 204th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -1
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