Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Butler (+1.5)
Wintrust Arena is the site where and the DePaul Blue Demons (2-4) will play the Butler Bulldogs (4-7) on Tuesday. DePaul opens this matchup as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 136.
Butler comes into this game with a mark of 4-7 for the season. They cough up possession 11.2 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 16.3 fouls per game. As a team, Butler is collecting 32.5 rebounds per contest and has racked up 130 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 244th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are shooting 34.4% on 3-point shots (76 of 221) and 61.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 63.6 points per contest (321st in the nation) on 41.9% from the field. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are forcing 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.9 personal fouls. They concede 37.4% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 140th in college hoops in points per game allowed (68.7). The Bulldogs defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.6% (277 of 594) and they relinquish 32.5 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 219th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 158 surrendered on the campaign.
The Butler Bulldogs played the Creighton Bluejays and went home with a win by a final score of 70-66 in their last contest. Butler walked away from the game with a 37.5% FG percentage (24 of 64) and buried 6 of 19 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs converted 16 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 64.0%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 34 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 11 assists in this contest in addition to getting 3 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Butler allowed 37.5% from the floor on 24 out of 64 shooting. Creighton doled out 11 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Bluejays pulled down 34 boards (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Creighton finished the game shooting 71.4% at the charity stripe by making 10 of their 14 shots. They also knocked down 6 out of their 23 shots from 3-point range.
Aaron Thompson is someone who played a role for the contest. He ended up with 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting. He played for 41 minutes played and snagged 2 rebounds. Thompson finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and dished out 6 dimes. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Bulldogs was Bryce Nze. He had 9 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 38.5% from the floor for this contest by going 5-of-13 (15 points). Overall, Nze played for 40 minutes.
DePaul has a mark of 2-4 so far this year. DePaul has scored 440 points so far this year (73.3 per contest) and they pull in 37.8 rebounds per game. The Blue Demons are committing 19.7 fouls per contest while shooting 68.3% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Blue Demons are connecting on 46.0% from the field, which is 108th in the country. They are dishing out assists 15.2 times per contest (87th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 18.0 times per game. The Blue Demons on the defensive end are ranked 258th in the country in points per game surrendered with 73.8. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the field (154th in the nation). The DePaul defense gives up 28.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (34 of 121) and their opposition knocks down 73.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 13.3 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per contest, which is 204th and 218th in those defensive categories.
For their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons got the victory with a final of 77-58 when they played the Valparaiso Crusaders. The Blue Demons were able to snag 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for this game. They also blocked 3 tries while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Crusaders were called for 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Blue Demons to the free throw line for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of them for a clip of 73.7%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, DePaul made 9 of 22 attempts (40.9%). At the conclusion of this game, the Blue Demons finished the game shooting 27 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 43.5%. The Blue Demons permitted the Crusaders to make 18 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.0% in the game. They finished 20.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 3 out of 15 and ended up going 19 out of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). Regarding cleaning the glass, DePaul permitted Valparaiso to get 30 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Romeo Weems was important for the Blue Demons for the contest. He knocked down 8 of 14 in this game for a rate of 57.1%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Weems collected 6 rebounds in his 28 mins and had 2 dimes for the contest. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for DePaul was Charlie Moore. He racked up 14 points in his 28 minutes played via 5 of 10 from the floor in this matchup. Moore ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field and also contributing 5 assists and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take DePaul (-1.5) and under 136 points
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