East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 11/13/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Monday, November 13, 2023
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Butler Bulldogs (2-0) will compete against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers (1-1) at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Monday.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers played Elon and ended up losing by a score of 79-76 in their last contest. East Tennessee State finished with a 43.3% field goal percentage (29 of 67) and made 9 of their 27 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Buccaneers converted 9 of 11 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned 30 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. In terms of defending, East Tennessee State allowed the other team to shoot 50.8% from the floor on 30 of 59 shooting. Elon recorded 12 dimes and had 6 steals for this game. Moreover, Elon pulled down 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Elon shot 62.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 16 shots. They converted 9 of their 19 tries from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Buccaneers finished with 19 while Elon finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
Quimari Peterson is one player who was a major contributor for this contest. He finished the contest at 52.2% from the floor and distributed 4 assists. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also collected 6 boards. He ended up walking away with 29 points on 12 of 23 shooting.
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East Tennessee State heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-1 this season. They average 74.5 points per game (215th in the nation) while hitting 40.0% from the field. The Buccaneers are connecting on 28.1% on shots from beyond the arc (16 of 57) and 73.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, East Tennessee State is pulling down 39.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 21 assists for the season, which has them ranked 282nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.0 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.0 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Buccaneers have forced 19.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 fouls. They are surrendering 31.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 161st in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (67.5). The Buccaneers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.4% (50 of 127) and they concede 45.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 100th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 19 surrendered so far this year.
When they last played, the Butler Bulldogs walked away with a victory by a final of 91-56 against SE Missouri State. The Bulldogs were able to snag 38 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 45 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 9 steals for this game. SE Missouri State committed 20 fouls in this contest which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 34 shots. They were able to make 26 of those for a rate of 76.5%. In regard to three-point shots, Butler converted 9 of 25 attempts (36.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulldogs finished shooting 28 for 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.3%. The Bulldogs allowed SE Missouri State to convert 20 of 69 tries from the floor which left them shooting 29.0% for this game. They shot 23.8% from beyond the perimeter by going 5 out of 21 and ended up shooting 11 of 17 from the free throw line (64.7%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Butler allowed SE Missouri State to snag 35 overall (13 on the offensive glass).
Posh Alexander was important for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He recorded 15 points in his 20 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the matchup. He buried 5 of 8 in this game for a rate of 62.5%, and totaled 3 rebounds.
Butler has a win-loss record of 2-0 this year. The Bulldogs are committing 15.0 fouls every game and they hit 79.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 17.5 times per game (73rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.5 times per game. Butler has scored 185 pts for the season (92.5 per contest) and they collect 42.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 52.9% from the field, which ranks 40th in the nation.
The Butler defense allows 28.9% on 3-pointers (13 of 45) and opponents are connecting on 62.5% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 11.0 dimes and 34.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 147th and 156th in college basketball. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 28th in college hoops in points given up per game with 55.5. They are able to force 16.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 30.5% from the field (11th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Butler
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