Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 2/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Hinkle Fieldhouse is the location where the Butler Bulldogs (12-13) will meet the Xavier Musketeers (19-5) on Friday.
The Xavier Musketeers stepped onto the hardwood against St. John's and took home the win by a score of 96-71 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Musketeers ended up with 16 and St. John's recorded 17 personal fouls. They also knocked down 8 of 17 attempts from three-point range. St. John's went 56.3% from the free throw line by making 9 of their 16 shots. Furthermore, St. John's snagged 36 rebounds (13 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't notch a block. St. John's earned 16 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. In regard to the defense, Xavier allowed the other team to shoot 39.1% from the field on 27 of 69 shooting. They also doled out 26 assists in the matchup while forcing 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to rebounding, they collected 32 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Musketeers made 17 of 23 shots for a rate of 73.9%. Xavier wrapped up the contest with a 54.2% field goal percentage (32 out of 59) and converted 15 out of their 28 3-point attempts.
Jack Nunge is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He was able to score 21 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He saw the court for 28 mins played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. He went 58.3% from the field and also recorded 6 dimes.
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Xavier will take the court with a mark of 19-5 for the season. They average 83.8 points per contest (6th in Division 1) while hitting 50.2% from the field. The Musketeers are connecting on 40.4% on 3-pointers (182 of 450) and 72.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Xavier is pulling in 37.7 boards per game and is sitting with 504 dimes for the season, which ranks 1st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.2 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Musketeers are able to force 12.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 339th in college basketball in giving up assists with 370 relinquished this year. The Musketeers defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 44.6% (675 of 1,513) and they concede 32.8 rebounds per game as a group. They concede 37.0% on three-point shots and they are 335th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (76.0).
When they last played, the Butler Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 68-66 when they faced St. John's. The Bulldogs pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the matchup. They also coughed it up 11 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. St. John's had 16 personal fouls for this game which got the Bulldogs to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Butler made 8 of 24 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Bulldogs walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Bulldogs allowed St. John's to knock down 29 of 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.2% for the game. They finished shooting 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 4 of 10 and ended up going 4 of 6 from the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Butler allowed St. John's to grab 31 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Jayden Taylor was important for the Bulldogs in this matchup. He earned 19 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the game. He made 6 out of 12 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 3 rebounds.
Butler has a mark of 12-13 for the campaign. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 44.1% from the field, which ranks them 212th in the nation. Butler has scored 1,663 points this year (66.5 per game) and they average 30.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.7 times per contest (227th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.0 times per contest. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 12.9 fouls every game and they connect on 73.0% from the free throw line.
The Bulldogs defensively are ranked 128th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.7. They are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (268th in Division 1). The Butler defense gives up 32.1% on 3-pointers (154 of 480) and their opponents are making 70.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 13.8 assists and 35.4 total boards per game, ranking them 256th and 268th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Butler and under the total points
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