Butler Bulldogs vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler (+7)
The Indiana Hoosiers (4-2) play the Butler Bulldogs (1-1) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. The odds on this game have Indiana as 7-point favorites. The O/U is set at 133.5.
Butler enters this game with a win-loss record of 1-1 on the season. They turn it over 10.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Butler is grabbing 30.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 18 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 319th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are connecting on 34.3% on 3-point shots (12 of 35) and 62.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 66.0 pts per game (271st in Division 1) while shooting 44.1% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs are able to force 9.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.0 fouls. The Bulldogs defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.1% (52 of 108) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 29th in college basketball in giving up assists with 31 surrendered so far this season. They concede 46.3% on shots from downtown while they are 231st in college hoops in opponents points per game (73.5).
The Butler Bulldogs faced off with the Villanova Wildcats and went home with a loss by a final score of 85-66 in their last game. Butler walked away from the contest with a 48.9% field goal percentage (22 out of 45) and converted 7 of their 15 3-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 15 of their 24 shots for a rate of 62.5%. In terms of hauling in rebounds, they earned 25 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists for this contest while earning 2 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to the defense, Butler allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the field on 22 out of 45. Villanova earned 18 dimes and 2 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Wildcats totaled 28 boards (5 offensive, 23 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Villanova finished the game at 77.3% when shooting free throws by making 17 of their 22 tries. They also buried 10 of 23 attempts from beyond the arc.
Chuck Harris is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He totaled 12 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and collected 2 rebounds. Harris ended up going 40.0% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this game for the Bulldogs was Jair Bolden. He collected 5 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 38.5% from the field for this game via 5-of-13 (18 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bolden was on the hardwood for 33 minutes.
Indiana has a mark of 4-2 this season. The Hoosiers commit 17.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 67.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.2 times per contest (95th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. Indiana has totaled 445 pts for the year (74.2 per game) and they collect 38.7 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hoosiers are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 170th in the nation. The Hoosiers on the defensive end are ranked 40th in college hoops in points given up per game with 61.2. They relinquish 9.3 dimes and 36.3 boards every game, which has them ranked 30th and 201st in college hoops. The Indiana defense surrenders 24.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (32 of 130) and their opponents are converting on 65.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 14.5 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.9% from the field (35th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers walked away with a victory by a final of 87-52 when they played the North Alabama Lions. The Hoosiers were able to snag 39 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 44 for the contest. They also rejected 7 tries while recording 10 steals for this game. The Lions committed 21 fouls in this matchup which took the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for a total of 31 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of those for a rate of 58.1%. Concerning shooting from distance, Indiana knocked down 13 of their 33 attempts (39.4%). When the game finished, the Hoosiers went 28 for 56 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Hoosiers allowed the Lions to knock down 21 of 63 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 33.3% in this matchup. They finished 17.4% from beyond the arc by going 4 of 23 and finished the game at 6 out of 14 at the free throw line (42.9%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Indiana allowed North Alabama to snag 30 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Trayce Jackson-Davis was important for the Hoosiers in this contest. He made 4 out of 8 in this game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Jackson-Davis pulled down 7 boards in his 28 minutes played and added 2 dimes for this game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Indiana was Armaan Franklin. He racked up 19 points in 23 minutes on the court via 7 of 12 shooting in this matchup. Franklin finished going 58.3% from the field and also contributing 5 assists and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana (-7) and over 133.5 points
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