DePaul Blue Demons vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 1/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Youtube TV
The DePaul Blue Demons (7-8) are en route to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they will take on the Butler Bulldogs (9-6).
The DePaul Blue Demons stepped onto the hardwood against Providence and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-59 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Blue Demons walked away with 24 and Providence finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They converted 7 of their 14 shots from downtown. Providence finished 65.5% at the charity stripe by making 19 of their 29 tries. Moreover, Providence had 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Providence distributed 11 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. In relation to the defense, DePaul allowed the other team to go 48.0% from the field on 24 out of 50 shooting. They also distributed 10 assists in this contest as well as forcing 19 turnovers and having 9 steals. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Blue Demons buried 15 of their 20 shots for a rate of 75.0%. DePaul wrapped up the game having earned a 35.1% field goal percentage (20 out of 57) and knocked down 4 of 19 3-pointers.
Da'Sean Nelson is one player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and snagged 7 boards. He finished the game at 61.5% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes.
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DePaul comes into this contest with a record of 7-8 for the year. They are averaging 71.9 pts per contest (181st in D-1) while going 41.0% from the field. The Blue Demons are shooting 35.5% on 3-point shots (131 of 369) and 79.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, DePaul is collecting 33.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 197 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 172nd in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.0 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Blue Demons are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers every game and they draw 17.1 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.8% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 325th in college hoops in PPG allowed (75.4). The Blue Demons are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.1% (402 of 891) and they relinquish 38.7 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 288th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 206 surrendered for the season.
For their last game, the Butler Bulldogs got the win with a final of 80-51 when they faced Georgetown. The Bulldogs corralled 32 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 5 times, while getting 6 steals in this game. Georgetown committed 9 fouls in the game which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 12 attempts. They were able to make 6 of the free throws for a rate of 50.0%. Concerning 3-point shots, Butler made 12 of their 26 attempts (46.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bulldogs ended up going 31 out of 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Bulldogs allowed Georgetown to make 19 of 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 28.8% in the game. They finished 21.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 23 and ended up shooting 8 out of 12 at the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to rebounds, Butler allowed Georgetown to snag 37 in total (12 offensive).
Jayden Taylor was important for the Bulldogs for this contest. He totaled 24 points in his 21 minutes on the court and added 2 assists in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 81.8%, and had 2 rebounds.
Butler has a win-loss mark of 9-6 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulldogs are connecting on 47.3% from the field, which is 62nd in the nation. Butler has totaled 1,059 points for the year (70.6 per game) and they grab 32.2 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 13.7 times per game (173rd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.7 times per contest. The Bulldogs have committed 12.4 fouls every game while shooting 72.5% from the charity stripe.
The Butler defense allows 30.4% on shots from beyond the arc (89 of 293) and opponents are converting on 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They allow 13.2 assists and 35.0 boards per game, which is ranked 221st and 230th in the nation. The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 72nd in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 64.3. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (141st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Butler
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