Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/15/2020
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -4.5
The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 4.5 point favorites.
Georgetown comes into this game with an overall record of 14-10. They currently have a point differential of 3.6 as they are averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 73.2 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 19-6. They are averaging 68.8 points per contest and giving up 61.2, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 12-12-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-11-2 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/13/19 F Galen Alexander Personal is out for season
12/13/19 F Myron Gardner Personal is out for season
12/02/19 G James Akinjo Dismissed is out for season
12/02/19 F Josh LeBlanc Dismissed is out for season
02/08/20 C Omer Yurtseven Ankle left last game, is questionable
02/08/20 G Mac McClung Foot is questionable
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
02/13/20 C Derrik Smits Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable
02/12/20 G Aaron Thompson Head left last game, is questionable
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Omer Yurtseven averages 16.3 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Mac McClung comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Sean McDermott averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Kamar Baldwin averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 278th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 168th and 298th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they give up 15.0 assists per contest which puts them in 313th place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in the nation. Georgetown averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 44th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 151st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 150th in D-1. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 144th with 13.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs surrender 61.2 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 73rd with 11.2 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 33rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game. Butler is 253rd in the country with 68.8 points per game this year. They are 40th in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 123rd in the nation. They are 210th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 210th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Bulldogs are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Hoyas are 95th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 45th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 211th. As a team they are 149th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 318th in Division 1. Georgetown is 217th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 258th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 91st in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 340th in Division 1 with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 69th. As a team they are 64th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Butler -4.5
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