Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 2/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
CHI Health Center Omaha is the location where the Creighton Bluejays (13-8) will take on the Butler Bulldogs (11-12) on Tuesday.
The Butler Bulldogs took the court against St. John's and ended up losing by a score of 75-72 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 19 while St. John's accounted for 10 fouls. They also converted 2 of their 16 shots from distance. St. John's finished shooting 84.0% at the charity stripe by burying 21 of 25 shots. Moreover, St. John's snagged 25 rebounds (7 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. St. John's recorded 15 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. In regard to defending, Butler allowed 48.1% from the field on 26 out of 54 shooting. They also doled out 15 dimes in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 25 with 8 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Bulldogs knocked down 4 of their 5 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Butler ended the contest having earned a 51.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 56) and made 10 out of their 28 3-point shots.
Bo Hodges is one guy who came through in the game. He walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the field and also earned 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 28 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. He accounted for 22 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Butler enters this contest with a record of 11-12 on the season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Butler is pulling down 32.1 boards per contest and has totaled 258 assists on the season, which ranks 267th in the country in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are hitting 31.3% on shots beyond the perimeter (168 of 536) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They are averaging 62.8 points per outing (339th in D-1) while hitting 41.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Bulldogs are forcing 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 16.5 fouls. They are 172nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 273 surrendered for the campaign. The Bulldogs defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 42.9% (541 of 1,260) and they surrender 33.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are relinquishing 30.1% on shots from downtown and they are 64th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (64.7).
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays took a loss by a final score of 74-55 when they faced Seton Hall. The Bluejays corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in this game. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 5 steals for the contest. Seton Hall earned 14 fouls for the matchup which took the Bluejays to the free throw line for 10 shots. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 80.0%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Creighton buried 5 of 22 tries (22.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Bluejays finished 21 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 36.2%. The Bluejays permitted Seton Hall to make 28 of 57 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.1% in this contest. They went 47.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 of 21 and finished the game at 8 of 10 at the charity stripe (80.0%). When discussing rebounding, Creighton allowed Seton Hall to grab 34 overall (6 offensive).
Arthur Kaluma pitched in for the Bluejays in this matchup. He racked up 9 points in his 29 minutes on the court and earned 2 assists for the game. He converted 3 out of 10 for the game for a rate of 30.0%, and accumulated 8 rebounds.
Creighton has a win-loss record of 13-8 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Bluejays are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 122nd in the nation. Creighton has 1,439 points for the season (68.5 per contest) and they pull in 38.5 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.8 times per game (206th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 14.7 times per game. The Bluejays are responsible for committing 13.8 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.8% from the free throw line.
The Creighton defense allows 33.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (150 of 445) and their opposition makes 73.1% of their foul shots. They concede 12.0 dimes and 35.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 133rd and 214th in college basketball. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 99th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 66.1. They have forced 11.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (30th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Butler
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