Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/5/2020
Game: Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -2
The Villanova Wildcats head to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this game has Butler as 2 point favorites.
Villanova comes into this game with an overall record of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 73.9 points per game while giving up 66.3 per contest. Butler has an overall record of 17-5. They are averaging 69.0 points per game and surrendering 59.9, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Villanova Wildcats Betting Trends
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-10-2 against the spread this season
The Villanova Wildcats are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-9-1 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Villanova Wildcats Injuries
11/07/19 G Bryan Antoine Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
02/01/20 G Henry Baddley Illness is questionable
02/01/20 G Aaron Thompson Wrist is questionable
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Saddiq Bey averages 15.0 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Collin Gillespie comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Sean McDermott averages 11.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 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 86%. Kamar Baldwin scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 66.3 points per contest which is 99th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 217th and 83rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 156th place in D-1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in Division 1. Villanova averages 73.9 points per contest, which is 109th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 157th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 100th in the nation. They average 36.4 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 130th and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 328th with 11.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs give up 59.9 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 13th and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 30.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 66th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest. Butler is 244th in the country with 69.0 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 120th in the country. They are 190th in the nation in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 195th in assists per game with 13.0. The Bulldogs are 309th in turnovers per contest with 11.7.
The Wildcats are 46th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.5. In terms of pace they are 263rd in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 82nd. As a team they are 77th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Villanova is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 230th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 101st in the country in offensive rating with 105.2. 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 65th. As a team they are 61st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 213th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Villanova +2 and over 130 total points
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