Providence Friars vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 12/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Youtube TV
The Butler Bulldogs (8-5) will compete against the Providence Friars (10-3) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday.
The Providence Friars took the court against Marquette and went home with a win by a final score of 103-98 in their last game. Providence ended having earned a 46.2% FG percentage (30 out of 65) and converted 8 of 23 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Friars converted 35 of their 49 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 43 with 15 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 16 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In the matter of defense, Providence allowed their opponent to shoot 52.0% from the floor on 39 out of 75 shooting. Marquette dished out 9 assists and had 11 steals in this game. Furthermore, Marquette snagged 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Marquette finished the contest at 68.4% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 19 attempts. They made 7 of their 21 shots from 3-point land. With respect to fouls, the Friars walked away with 17 while Marquette finished the game with 30 fouls.
Bryce Hopkins is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He went 57.1% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. He played for 47 mins played and also collected 23 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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Providence heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 10-3 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 81.3 points per outing (31st in the nation) while connecting on 47.7% from the field. The Friars are hitting 33.2% on three-point attempts (80 of 241) and 73.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Providence is pulling down 40.0 rebounds per game and has 202 dimes on the year, which ranks 59th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a team are committing 14.3 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Friars are forcing 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 19.7 fouls. They are 118th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 144 conceded for the campaign. The Friars defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.8% (339 of 792) and they concede 30.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 35.2% on 3-pointers and they are 213th in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Butler Bulldogs took a loss by a final score of 78-56 when they played Creighton. In reference to rebounding, Butler permitted Creighton to collect 37 in total (8 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 50.0% from 3-point land by going 8 of 16 and ended up shooting 14 of 20 at the free throw line (70.0%). The Bulldogs permitted Creighton to bury 28 of 50 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 56.0% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs went 24 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 42.1%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Butler buried 2 out of 12 attempts (16.7%). They were able to knock down 6 of the free throws for a rate of 85.7%. Creighton had 10 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They coughed it up 9 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Bulldogs earned 14 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 18 for the contest.
Chuck Harris was important for the Bulldogs for this contest. He had 14 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood and added 3 assists in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 12 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Butler has a mark of 8-5 this season. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are shooting 48.1% from the field, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. Butler has tallied 927 pts on the year (71.3 per contest) and they collect 31.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.6 times per contest (182nd in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 12.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 83rd in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 64.8. They are able to force 13.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (180th in college basketball). The Butler defense concedes 31.1% on shots from 3-point land (80 of 257) and their opposition makes 69.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 13.2 assists and 34.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 213th and 191st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Providence
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