Butler vs Creighton Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/23/2020
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -4.5
The Butler Bulldogs travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 4.5 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 19-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 68.8 points per game while giving up 62.1 per contest. Creighton has an overall mark of 21-6. They are averaging 78.1 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-12-2 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 16-9-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-12-2 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
02/22/20 C Derrik Smits Laceration is questionable Sunday vs Creighton
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Sean McDermott averages 11.9 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 16.9 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Marcus Zegarowski averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 68.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 248th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 44th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 328th with 11.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 155th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 83rd place in Division 1. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 29th in the country with 78.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the nation. They are 189th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.2 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 15.7. The Bluejays are 327th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Bluejays surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 182nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 275th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 106th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 84th. They are 341st in college basketball in pace with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 67th. As a unit they are 70th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 204th in D-1. Butler is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 324th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 110.3. In terms of pace they are 122nd in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -4.5
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