Providence Friars vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 2/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Butler Bulldogs (13-13) will take on the Providence Friars (21-3) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday.
The Providence Friars played Villanova and took a loss by a final of 89-84 in their last contest. Providence walked away from the contest with a 48.4% field goal percentage (30 of 62) and knocked down 5 of their 23 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Friars converted 19 of 27 shots for a rate of 70.4%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned a total of 33 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 assists in the game while creating 10 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In reference to defending, Providence allowed their opponent to shoot 50.9% from the floor on 29 out of 57 shooting. Villanova doled out 9 assists and had 6 steals for this game. In addition, Villanova snagged 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Villanova shot 76.9% from the free throw line by converting 20 of their 26 shots. They also converted 11 out of their 23 attempts from three-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Friars ended up walking away with 21 and Villanova accumulated 21 personal fouls.
Nate Watson is one player who was a contributor in this game. He finished shooting 66.7% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He was on the court for 30 mins and totaled 6 rebounds. He was able to score 20 points on 6 of 9 shooting.
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Providence will play this game with a mark of 21-3 this year. They turn it over 12.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.6 fouls per game. As a team, Providence is collecting 37.0 boards per game and is sitting with 315 dimes on the campaign, which is 219th in the country in terms of passing the rock. The Friars are shooting 34.0% on shots from distance (164 of 483) and 74.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.5 pts per contest (172nd in the nation) while shooting 44.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Friars are able to force 11.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.8 personal fouls. They give up 31.9% on three-point shots and they rank 80th in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.6). The Friars defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 41.0% (586 of 1,429) and they relinquish 33.5 boards per contest as a unit. They rank 76th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 283 relinquished for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Butler Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 73-71 when they faced DePaul. When it comes to team rebounding, Butler permitted DePaul to collect 33 in total (16 on the offensive glass). They finished 38.1% from distance by connecting on 8 of 21 and finished the contest at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Bulldogs allowed DePaul to make 26 out of their 63 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.3% for the contest. In all, the Bulldogs finished 25 for 50 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Butler buried 5 out of 19 attempts (26.3%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. DePaul earned 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for 21 tries. They coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 4 steals for the matchup. The Bulldogs were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 28 in this matchup.
Simas Lukosius ended up being a factor for the Bulldogs for the contest. He accumulated 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 1 assist in the game. He converted 8 of 14 in this game giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 4 rebounds.
Butler has a record of 13-13 for the year. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 16.3 fouls per game and they shoot 70.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 11.0 times per contest (316th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. Butler has accounted for 1,655 pts on the campaign (63.7 per contest) and they average 32.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Bulldogs are hitting on 42.2% from the field, which is ranked 274th in college basketball.
The Butler defense concedes 30.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (165 of 542) and opponents are making 73.3% of their foul shots. They have allowed 11.7 assists and 33.0 rebounds every game, which ranks 104th and 94th in college hoops. The Bulldogs on the defensive side of the court are 63rd in the country in PPG allowed with 65.1. They are forcing 11.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (177th in D-1).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Providence
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