Butler vs. DePaul - 1/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (7-12) at Butler Bulldogs (13-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -13.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 See the Latest Odds
The Butler Bulldogs and the DePaul Blue Demons face off on Wednesday in Big East college basketball action.
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Butler is averaging 82.3 points per game and they are shooting 47.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.1 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Kellen Dunham leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.3 points per game. Kelan Martin is averaging 14.5 points and 6.4 rebounds, Roosevelt Jones is averaging 14 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 11 points. Butler is 8-2 at home and 2-5 in the Big East.
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The DePaul Blue Demons are 7-12 this season and the are coming off of a win over Marquette that ended a six game losing skid. DePaul is averaging 69.3 points per game and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Myke Henry leads the Blue Demons averaging 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13.9 points, Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 9.0 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Eli Cain is averaging 8.2 points. DePaul is 3-5 on the road and 1-6 in Big East play.
Butler is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-7 against the spread against the Big East. DePaul is 7-15 against the spread in their last 22 games, 3-8 against the spread against the Big East, and 1-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The road team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Butler is struggling badly but this is a chance for a feel good game and I look for Butler to get it done in a big way here.