Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+5.5)
Hinkle Fieldhouse is the venue where and the Butler Bulldogs (2-5) will play the Georgetown Hoyas (3-6) on Wednesday. Butler opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 140.5.
Georgetown comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 3-6 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Georgetown is pulling in 43.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 118 dimes so far this year, which is 150th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Hoyas are shooting 34.8% on shots from distance (78 of 224) and 71.9% from the free throw line. They average 73.6 pts per contest (160th in college hoops) while going 42.5% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hoyas are forcing 10.6 turnovers every game and they draw 16.2 personal fouls. They relinquish 32.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 274th in college hoops in points per game allowed (74.9). The Hoyas defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.1% (240 of 584) and they surrender 37.8 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 279th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 133 relinquished for the year.
The Georgetown Hoyas played the Marquette Golden Eagles and took a loss by a score of 64-60 in their last game. Georgetown finished the game having earned a 38.1% field goal percentage (24 out of 63) and converted 5 of their 24 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Hoyas made 7 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. With respect to rebounding, they earned a total of 37 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for the contest as well as having 7 steals and 4 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Georgetown allowed the other team to shoot 38.1% from the floor on 24 out of 63 shooting. Marquette doled out 9 assists and had 11 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Golden Eagles pulled down 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Marquette finished the game shooting 52.9% at the free throw line by making 9 of 17 attempts. They knocked down 5 of 22 attempts from downtown.
Jahvon Blair is a guy who played a role for this game. He scored 20 points on 6 of 16 shooting. He played 37 mins and also pulled down 4 boards. Blair ended up going 37.5% from the floor and earned 3 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in the game for the Hoyas was Qudus Wahab. He pulled down 10 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Wahab played 32 minutes.
Butler has a mark of 2-5 this season. Butler has tallied 450 points so far this season (64.3 per contest) and they average 31.9 boards per contest. The Bulldogs commit 17.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 61.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are shooting 42.4% from the floor, which is 262nd in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.6 times per game (282nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.3 times per game. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 193rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.6. They concede 15.4 assists and 31.0 total boards per game, which is 292nd and 45th in the nation. The Butler defense concedes 37.4% on 3-pointers (52 of 139) and their opposition knocks down 72.2% of their free throw attempts. They are able to force 11.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 49.6% from the field (335th in the nation).
When they last stepped on the court, the Butler Bulldogs took a defeat with a final score of 68-60 against the Seton Hall Pirates. The Bulldogs earned 16 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 20 in the game. They rejected 2 attempts while getting 4 steals for this contest. The Pirates committed 19 fouls in this game which took the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They were able to make 5 of those for a rate of 55.6%. In terms of 3-point shots, Butler made 11 out of their 22 tries (50.0%). In all, the Bulldogs went 22 for 49 from the field which had them at 44.9%. The Bulldogs allowed the Pirates to bury 22 of their 48 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 45.8% in the game. They went 29.2% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 17 of 20 at the charity stripe (85.0%). With respect to rebounds, Butler permitted Seton Hall to get 32 in total (8 offensive).
Myles Tate ended up being important for the Bulldogs for the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 14 in the game for a field goal rate of 57.1%, which had him sitting at 22 points. Tate had 2 rebounds in his 32 mins and earned 5 assists for the game. Someone else that was pivotal for Butler was Chuck Harris. He totaled 11 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 of 8 shooting in this matchup. Harris ended the game having shot 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgetown (+5.5)
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