Providence vs Butler Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Providence Friars vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -9.5
The Providence Friars head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Butler as 9.5 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 70.8 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Butler has an overall record of 17-4. They are averaging 69.3 points per game and surrendering 59.6, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 8-12-1 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 9-10-2 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-8-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/25/20 F Greg Gantt Illness missed last game, is questionable
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
01/28/20 G Henry Baddley Illness is questionable
01/28/20 G Aaron Thompson Wrist is questionable
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
David Duke averages 12.7 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Alpha Diallo comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Sean McDermott averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kamar Baldwin scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars allow 66.7 points per contest which is 113th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 173rd and 183rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 265th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 150th place in D-1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in Division 1. Providence averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 195th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 328th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 279th in the nation. They average 38.8 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 60th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 181st with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs give up 59.6 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 14th and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 30.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 61st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest. Butler is 234th in the country with 69.3 points per contest this season. They are 40th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 83rd in the country. They are 188th in the nation in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 176th in assists per game with 13.3. The Bulldogs are 318th in turnovers per contest with 11.5.
The Friars have an offensive rating of 100.5, which is ranked 202nd. They are 161st in college basketball in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 325th. As a unit they are 324th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 203rd in D-1. Providence is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 243rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 91st in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 334th in Division 1 with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 57th. As a team they are 54th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Providence +9.5 and over 129 total points
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