Butler vs Villanova Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Finneran Pavilion in Villanova, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Villanova -2.5
The Butler Bulldogs head to Finneran Pavilion to take on the Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this game has Villanova as 2.5 point favorites.
Butler comes into this game with an overall record of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 68.7 points per game while giving up 57.1 per contest. Villanova has an overall mark of 14-3. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-6-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 6-9-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 8-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Sean McDermott averages 11.5 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 5.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kamar Baldwin comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Collin Gillespie averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes 4.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Saddiq Bey scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 57.1 points per contest which is 5th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 53rd place in D-1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in Division 1. Butler averages 68.7 points per contest, which is 250th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 76th in the nation. They average 35.3 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 202nd and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 306th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 121st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 262nd and 105th in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 91st with 33.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 90th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest. Villanova is 102nd in the country with 74.8 points per contest this season. They are 127th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 93rd in the country. They are 163rd in the nation in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 46th in assists per game with 15.5. The Wildcats are 319th in turnovers per contest with 11.5.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 89th. They are 341st in college basketball in pace with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 39th. As a unit they are 42nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in D-1. Butler is 211th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Villanova is 304th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 109.6, which is ranked 30th. They are 275th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 62nd. As a unit they are 53rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Butler +2.5 and over 127.5 total points
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