DePaul vs. Butler - 2/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (20-8) at DePaul Blue Demons (12-17)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Butler Bulldogs face off on Saturday at Allstate Arena in Big East college basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 12-17 this season and they have lost their last five games. DePaul is averaging 70.9 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.2 points and their opponents are shooting 46.3 percent. Billy Garrett Jr. leads the Blue Demons averaging 12.9 points per game. Myke Henry is averaging 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds, Jamee Crocket is averaging 11.4 points, and Tommy Hamilton IV is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds. DePaul is 9-6 at home and 6-10 in the Big East.
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The Butler Bulldogs are 20-8 this season and they are ranked 23rd in the nation. Butler is averaging 70.6 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Kellen Dunham leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.8 points per game. Roosevelt Jones is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds, Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 11.1 points, and Alex Barlow is averaging 8.9 points. Butler is 5-4 on the road and 11-5 in the Big East.
DePaul is 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games, 4-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss, and, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Butler is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 1-4 against the spread against the Big East.
DePaul has been decent at home but they are up against it here and Butler is my pick.