Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 2/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Butler Bulldogs (12-13) are on their way to Wintrust Arena on Tuesday where they will take on the DePaul Blue Demons (12-11).
The Butler Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Marquette and notched a win by a score of 85-79 in their last contest. Butler walked away from the game having earned a 48.3% field goal percentage (29 of 60) and converted 13 of their 28 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs converted 14 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 32 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists for this game as well as forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 2 steals. In regard to defending, Butler let their opponent shoot 44.6% from the field on 25 of 56 shooting. Marquette distributed 8 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. Furthermore, Marquette grabbed 27 rebounds (3 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Marquette ended up shooting 86.4% from the free throw line by knocking down 19 of 22 attempts. They also buried 10 out of their 29 tries from beyond the arc. In relation to fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 17 and Marquette had 20 fouls.
Bryce Golden is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. He ended up with 22 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and totaled 2 rebounds. He went 58.3% from the field but had no assists when the game ended.
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Butler heads into this matchup with a record of 12-13 so far this season. They are averaging 63.3 points per game (334th in Division 1) on 41.9% from the field. The Bulldogs are shooting 31.8% on 3-pointers (185 of 581) and 69.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Butler is collecting 32.4 boards per game and has totaled 283 assists so far this year, which is 266th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.2 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bulldogs have forced 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 16.6 fouls. They concede 30.1% on shots from downtown and they rank 63rd in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.8). The Bulldogs defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (585 of 1,365) and they relinquish 32.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 147th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 290 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the DePaul Blue Demons took a loss by a score of 76-73 against Providence. When discussing cleaning up the glass, DePaul permitted Providence to pull down 34 in total (5 offensive). They finished the game shooting 30.4% from downtown by shooting 7 of 23 and finished the contest at 19 out of 22 at the free throw line (86.4%). The Blue Demons permitted Providence to convert 25 out of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Blue Demons went 29 for 69 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.0%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, DePaul converted 7 of their 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to bury 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. Providence committed 17 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Blue Demons to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. The Blue Demons pulled down 23 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the matchup.
David Jones ended up having an impact for the Blue Demons for this contest. He knocked down 7 of 19 in this game giving him a rate of 36.8%, and accounted for 10 rebounds. He tallied 19 points in his 43 mins on the court and tallied 3 dimes for the game.
DePaul has a win-loss mark of 12-11 for the season. The Blue Demons are committing 15.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 68.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.2 times per contest (309th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per contest. DePaul has accounted for 1,679 pts for the year (73.0 per game) and they pull down 38.7 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Blue Demons are connecting on 43.5% from the field, which is 216th in the country.
The Blue Demons defensively are ranked 225th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 70.5. They are forcing 12.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the floor (127th in Division 1). The DePaul defense surrenders 34.6% on 3-pointers (177 of 512) and their opponents are converting on 75.5% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.8 assists and 35.7 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 197th and 239th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take DePaul
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