Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons Prediction, 2/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs DePaul Blue Demons
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL
The Butler Bulldogs (13-15) are on their way to Wintrust Arena on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the DePaul Blue Demons (9-18).
The Butler Bulldogs faced Georgetown and went home with a loss by a final score of 68-62 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Bulldogs left the arena with 19 while Georgetown totaled 11 personal fouls. They also knocked down 5 of 15 attempts from beyond the arc. Georgetown ended up going 77.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of 22 attempts. Moreover, Georgetown totaled 42 rebounds (13 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't have a block. Georgetown doled out 10 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Pertaining to defending, Butler allowed 39.0% from the field on 23 of 59 shooting. They also distributed 11 assists for the contest in addition to creating 9 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 26 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulldogs knocked down 5 of their 6 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Butler walked away from the game with a 41.7% FG percentage (25 out of 60) and buried 7 out of their 26 3-point shots.
Jayden Taylor is someone who was a factor in the game. He finished shooting 46.7% from the floor but didn't record a dime. He was on the court for 37 minutes played and collected 4 rebounds. He notched 21 points on 7 of 15 shooting.
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Butler enters this contest with a mark of 13-15 for the campaign. They are giving up possession 12.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 13.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Butler is collecting 30.3 boards per contest and has racked up 350 assists this year, which has them ranked 226th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Bulldogs are hitting 33.9% on shots from 3-point land (188 of 554) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They average 65.9 pts per game (322nd in college hoops) while hitting 44.1% from the field.
On defense, the Bulldogs are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 14.3 fouls. They are conceding 32.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 110th in the nation in opponents PPG (67.5). The Bulldogs defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 44.3% (728 of 1,642) and they relinquish 35.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 243rd in D-1 in allowing assists with 377 relinquished so far this season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the DePaul Blue Demons walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 82-68 against Xavier. In the matter of attacking the glass, DePaul allowed Xavier to get 40 in total (13 offensive). They shot 32.0% from distance by going 8 out of 25 and ended up shooting 12 of 22 from the charity stripe (54.5%). The Blue Demons permitted Xavier to convert 31 of their 69 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 44.9% for this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Blue Demons finished 24 out of 57 from the field which had them at 42.1%. With respect to three-point attempts, DePaul converted 9 out of their 20 attempts (45.0%). They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 78.6%. Xavier had 15 fouls for the matchup which got the Blue Demons to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They coughed up the ball 15 times, while earning 5 steals for this game. The Blue Demons corralled 27 defensive boards and 3 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in this game.
Umoja Gibson pitched in for the Blue Demons in the matchup. He made 6 out of 10 for this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and had 3 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 28 minutes on the court and totaled 3 dimes in this matchup.
DePaul has a mark of 9-18 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Blue Demons are connecting on 42.2% from the floor, which is ranked 305th in Division 1. DePaul has accounted for 1,928 pts on the season (71.4 per contest) and they grab 32.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.9 times per game (132nd in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 12.9 times per contest. The Blue Demons have committed 18.6 fouls every game while shooting 75.0% from the free throw line.
The DePaul defense gives up 34.5% on three-point shots (195 of 565) and opponents are connecting on 70.5% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 14.0 assists and 39.4 boards per game, which is ranked 274th and 361st in college basketball. The Blue Demons on the defensive side of the court are 341st in college basketball in points given up per game with 76.9. They are able to force 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the field (268th in D-1).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take DePaul
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