Butler vs Providence Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/10/2020
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Providence Friars
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Providence +3
The Butler Bulldogs travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Friday, January 10, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 3 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.6 as they are averaging 68.7 points per contest while giving up 54.1 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 10-6. They are averaging 73.0 points per contest and giving up 66.1, which is a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-4-1 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 4-11-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 7-8-1 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Sean McDermott averages 11.8 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Alpha Diallo averages 13.6 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. David Duke averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 68.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 244th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 80th in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 225th and 131st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 11.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 54.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.5 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 10.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 148th in the country with 73.0 points per game this year. They are 284th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 160th in the nation. They are 54th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Friars are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Friars surrender 66.1 points per contest, which ranks them 110th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 112th and 178th in those defensive statistics. They rank 193rd with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 269th with 37.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 306th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106.5, which is ranked 83rd. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 40th. As a unit they are 45th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 176th in D-1. Butler is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 210th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 171st in the country in offensive rating with 101.5. In terms of pace they are 120th in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 275th. As a team they are 280th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence +3
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