Purdue vs. Butler - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (8-1) at Purdue Boilermakers (11-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Butler Bulldogs and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Saturday in a college basketball match up.
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-1 this season with their lone loss being to a ranked Miami team. Butler is averaging 91.7 points per game and they are shooting 51.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Kellen Dunham leads the Bulldogs averaging 19.1 points per game. Kelan Martin is averaging 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds, Roosevelt Jones is 13.1 points 7.4 rebounds, and Andrew Chrabascz s averaging 12.3 points. Butler has the look of a team that can make some noise in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Purdue Boilermakers are 11-0 this season and are nationally ranked as Big Ten play approaches. Purdue is averaging 83.4 points and they are shooting 48.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.5 points and their opponents are shooting 33.3 percent. Isaac Haas leads the Boilermakers averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. A.J. Hammons is averaging 12.6 points and 8.1 rebounds, Raphael Davis is averaging 11.6 points, and Caleb Swanigan is averaging 9.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Purdue is looking like they will compete for the Big Ten title.
Purdue is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, 21-7 against the spread in their last 28 games, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big East. Butler is 11-5-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games.
Butler just has a knack for keeping games close and getting six points with them against just about anyone the best play is just about always take the points.