Yale Bulldogs vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 12/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Yale Bulldogs vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Hulu Live TV
The Yale Bulldogs (8-1) are hitting the road to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they will compete against the Butler Bulldogs (6-3).
The Yale Bulldogs stepped onto the hardwood against Stony Brook and took home the win by a score of 77-72 in their last game. Yale wrapped up the contest with a 46.0% FG percentage (29 out of 63) and made 6 of 23 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Bulldogs buried 13 of their 18 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. Concerning pulling down boards, they compiled 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 13 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Yale allowed 44.7% from the field on 21 out of 47 shooting. Stony Brook doled out 13 assists and had 1 steal in the matchup. Moreover, Stony Brook pulled down 31 boards (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Stony Brook ended up going 82.6% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of 23 attempts. They converted 11 of 20 shots from 3-point land. When discussing fouls, the Bulldogs walked away with 18 and Stony Brook totaled 19 fouls.
Ed Jarvis is someone who played a role for this contest. He finished the contest at 58.3% from the field but didn't record a dime. He played 25 mins and grabbed 3 boards. He scored 17 points on 7 out of 12 shooting.
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Yale enters this contest with a mark of 8-1 for the year. They are turning it over 10.6 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Yale is pulling in 41.2 boards per game and has earned 159 dimes this year, which is 13th in the country in terms of passing. The Bulldogs are connecting on 34.9% on 3-point shots (80 of 229) and 69.4% from the charity stripe. They average 80.2 points per game (56th in Division 1) while hitting 49.8% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 13.7 turnovers per game while drawing 14.7 fouls. They relinquish 27.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 6th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (54.1). The Bulldogs defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 35.6% (175 of 492) and they surrender 29.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 35th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 78 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Butler Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 80-66 when they faced Tennessee Tech. The Bulldogs corralled 25 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 in the game. They turned it over 6 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. Tennessee Tech committed 17 fouls in the matchup which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 21 tries. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throws for a clip of 81.0%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Butler converted 9 of their 20 attempts (45.0%). Overall, the Bulldogs went 27 out of 53 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9%. The Bulldogs allowed Tennessee Tech to make 27 of 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5% in this game. They shot 34.8% from three-point range by hitting 8 out of 23 and finished the contest at 4 of 7 from the free throw line (57.1%). In relation to rebounding, Butler permitted Tennessee Tech to get 30 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Chuck Harris was important for the Bulldogs in this game. He earned 32 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes in the game. He buried 10 out of 16 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and added 5 rebounds.
Butler has a win-loss record of 6-3 on the season. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 12.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.7 times per game (114th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per contest. Butler has totaled 672 points for the season (74.7 per contest) and they pull in 33.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 49.7% from the floor, which ranks 22nd in the nation.
The Butler defense concedes 31.0% on shots from 3-point land (53 of 171) and their opponents are converting on 66.7% of their free throw shots. They surrender 12.7 dimes and 31.9 boards every game, which ranks 207th and 72nd in college basketball. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 77th in the country in points allowed per game with 64.1. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.0% from the floor (199th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Yale
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