Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 2/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Hinkle Fieldhouse is the location where the Butler Bulldogs (13-14) will attempt to defeat the Georgetown Hoyas (6-21) on Sunday.
The Georgetown Hoyas faced off with Seton Hall and took a loss by a final of 76-68 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Hoyas ended up with 25 and Seton Hall finished the game with 17 personal fouls. They converted 4 of 12 tries from 3-point land. Seton Hall finished the game at 75.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 28 of 37 shots. Additionally, Seton Hall pulled down 33 rebounds (5 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Seton Hall earned 9 assists and had 12 steals in the game. Pertaining to defense, Georgetown let their opponent shoot 41.5% from the floor on 22 out of 53 shooting. They also doled out 12 dimes in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and getting 7 steals. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 36 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Hoyas made 16 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. Georgetown ended the game with a 36.5% field goal percentage (23 of 63) and knocked down 6 of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Primo Spears is a guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He accumulated 16 points on 6 of 19 shooting. He played 37 minutes and grabbed 4 boards. He finished the contest at 31.6% from the floor and distributed 5 assists.
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Georgetown enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 6-21 on the campaign. They are averaging 70.8 points per outing (192nd in college basketball) while going 43.2% from the floor. The Hoyas are shooting 31.1% on shots from distance (152 of 489) and 71.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgetown is pulling in 36.2 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 323 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 271st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.4 times per game and as a squad they commit 14.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hoyas are forcing 11.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.9 fouls. They relinquish 38.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 348th in college hoops in PPG allowed (77.5). The Hoyas defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 45.3% (765 of 1,687) and they surrender 37.0 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 358th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 461 conceded this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Butler Bulldogs went home defeated by a final of 62-50 against Villanova. In regard to rebounding, Butler permitted Villanova to grab 33 overall (8 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 28.6% from three-point range by shooting 8 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 from the charity stripe (84.2%). The Bulldogs permitted Villanova to convert 19 of their 54 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 35.2% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs shot 20 for 53 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.7%. In relation to shots from distance, Butler converted 5 out of their 23 tries (21.7%). They were able to convert 5 of them for a percentage of 71.4%. Villanova was called for 12 fouls for the game which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while recording 1 steal in the matchup. The Bulldogs recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 31 in this game.
Jayden Taylor pitched in for the Bulldogs for this game. He recorded 20 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes for the matchup. He converted 7 out of 19 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 36.8%, and had 1 rebound.
Butler has a win-loss mark of 13-14 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 44.2% from the floor, which is 204th in Division 1. Butler has totaled 1,782 pts so far this year (66.0 per game) and they pull in 30.4 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.6 times per game (233rd in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.1 times per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 13.1 fouls per game and they go 73.2% from the charity stripe.
The Butler defense allows 31.9% on three-point shots (169 of 529) and their opponents are connecting on 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 13.6 assists and 35.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 248th and 271st in those categories. The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 116th in college basketball in points given up per game with 67.5. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.5% from the field (247th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgetown
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