Butler vs DePaul Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: DePaul +3
The Butler Bulldogs head to Wintrust Arena to take on the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Butler as 3 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.1 as they are averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 55.8 per contest. DePaul has an overall mark of 12-5. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 67.4, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-5-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 6-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-7-1 against the spread this season
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
01/10/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Kamar Baldwin comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Sean McDermott averages 11.6 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Charlie Moore scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Paul Reed averages 15.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 11.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 68.9 points per contest, which is 250th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 31st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 75th in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 158th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 323rd with 11.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 55.8 points per contest, which is 4th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 39th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 67th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
DePaul is 100th in the nation with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 55th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 192nd in the NCAA. They are 59th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 91st in assists per game with 14.5. The Blue Demons are 62nd in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Blue Demons give up 67.4 points per game, which ranks them 139th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 42nd and 120th in those defensive statistics. They rank 202nd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 248th with 36.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Blue Demons are 323rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 80th. They are 342nd in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 32nd. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 184th in D-1. Butler is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
DePaul is 109th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Blue Demons have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 163rd. They are 73rd in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 115th. As a unit they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 296th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/DePaul college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -3
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