Butler Bulldogs vs Georgetown Hoyas Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Georgetown Hoyas
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: Youtube TV
The Butler Bulldogs (8-6) are traveling to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Georgetown Hoyas (5-9).
The Butler Bulldogs faced Providence and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-52 in their last contest. Butler finished the contest with a 35.1% FG percentage (20 of 57) and buried 2 of 16 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs made 10 of 16 shots for a rate of 62.5%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 28 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 9 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Concerning the defense, Butler allowed the other team to go 45.0% from the field on 27 of 60 shooting. Providence distributed 13 dimes and had 8 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Providence collected 39 boards (12 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Providence went 82.4% at the charity stripe by making 14 of their 17 shots. They buried 4 of 13 attempts from downtown. When it comes to personal fouls, the Bulldogs ended up with 15 and Providence totaled 16 personal fouls.
Manny Bates is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 85.7% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. He played for 27 minutes played and pulled down 5 boards. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting.
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Butler comes into this game with a record of 8-6 for the season. They average 69.9 points per game (229th in the country) while shooting 47.1% from the field. The Bulldogs are hitting 33.5% on shots from downtown (90 of 269) and 73.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Butler is collecting 31.4 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 186 dimes so far this season, which is 159th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.1 times per game and as a group are committing 12.5 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Bulldogs have forced 13.6 turnovers every game and they draw 14.4 fouls. They are relinquishing 31.1% on three-point shots while they are 98th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.3). The Bulldogs are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.9% (360 of 839) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 262nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 184 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Georgetown Hoyas walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 83-76 when they faced DePaul. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Georgetown permitted DePaul to get 25 overall (6 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 50.0% from distance by connecting on 11 of 22 and ended up shooting 16 of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). The Hoyas allowed DePaul to convert 28 out of their 62 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2% in this contest. When the game finished, the Hoyas ended up going 29 out of 60 from the field which had them at 48.3%. With regard to shooting from distance, Georgetown made 7 out of 14 tries (50.0%). They were able to convert 11 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 64.7%. DePaul earned 18 fouls in this contest which took the Hoyas to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Hoyas snagged 27 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for the game.
Brandon Murray ended up being a factor for the Hoyas in the game. He accumulated 29 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood, but finished this game without an assist. He converted 11 of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 64.7%, and had 4 rebounds.
Georgetown has a win-loss mark of 5-9 on the campaign. The Hoyas have committed 15.6 fouls per game and they hit 71.3% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.7 times per contest (305th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game. Georgetown has accounted for 1,051 pts so far this year (75.1 per game) and they grab 37.2 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Hoyas are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which is ranked 158th in D-1.
The Georgetown defense surrenders 36.0% from downtown (136 of 378) and their opponents are knocking down 75.5% of their free throw shots. They allow 16.7 assists and 36.8 rebounds per game, which is 354th and 294th in the nation. The Hoyas on the defensive end are ranked 344th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 77.5. They have forced 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the field (268th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Georgetown
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