DePaul vs Butler Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/29/2020
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -8
The DePaul Blue Demons travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 8 point favorites.
DePaul comes into this game with an overall record of 14-14. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 19-9. They are averaging 68.4 points per contest and giving up 62.8, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-14-1 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 14-13-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-13-2 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Key DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
02/01/20 G Devin Gage Hand is out for season
01/10/20 G Lyrik Shreiner Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
02/27/20 G Kamar Baldwin Ankle is probable Saturday vs DePaul
02/27/20 G Aaron Thompson Wrist is probable Saturday vs DePaul
02/23/20 C Derrik Smits Laceration is questionable
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Paul Reed averages 14.9 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 10.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Charlie Moore comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Sean McDermott averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.9 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Demons allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 215th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 83rd and 244th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 264th, and they give up 13.9 assists per contest which puts them in 272nd place in the NCAA. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in the nation. DePaul averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 137th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 214th in D-1. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 76th and 92nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 62.8 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 97th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 35th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game. Butler is 258th in the country with 68.4 points per game this year. They are 59th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 159th in the nation. They are 224th in the country in rebounding with 34.5 boards per game and 200th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Bulldogs are 323rd in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Blue Demons are 224th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 53rd in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 195th. As a team they are 235th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 308th in Division 1. DePaul is 88th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 255th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 97th in the country in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 340th in Division 1 with 64.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 70th. As a team they are 83rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 202nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's DePaul/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -8
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