Butler vs Providence Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Providence Friars
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Providence +1
The Butler Bulldogs head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Providence Friars on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Butler as 1 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 68.5 points per contest while giving up 62.1 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 19-12. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 66.2, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 16-13-2 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-18-0 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 16-14-1 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 14-15-2 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Sean McDermott averages 11.7 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kamar Baldwin comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
David Duke averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Alpha Diallo scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 62.1 points per contest which is 11th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 171st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 68th place in D-1. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in Division 1. Butler averages 68.5 points per contest, which is 255th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 56th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They average 34.8 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 208th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 318th with 11.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 84th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 102nd and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 214th with 35.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Friars are 296th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest. Providence is 166th in the country with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 298th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 183rd in the country. They are 64th in the nation in rebounding with 37.8 boards per contest and 77th in assists per game with 14.4. The Friars are 142nd in turnovers per contest with 13.5.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 105.7, which is ranked 92nd. They are 339th in college basketball in pace with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 65th. As a unit they are 79th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 197th in D-1. Butler is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 197th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 160th in the country in offensive rating with 102.3. In terms of pace they are 151st in Division 1 with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 293rd. As a team they are 281st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 204th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Butler -1 and over 130 total points
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