Presbyterian at Butler 12/18/18 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Presbyterian Blue Hose visit Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday to play the Butler Bulldogs. The Blue Hose improved to 6-5 on the season with a 103-70 rout of VMI. JC Younger led the offensive attack with 30 points that included nine 3-pointers to set a new school record. Adam Flagler added 25 points and the team shot 62% from the field.
Butler fell to 7-3 on the season following a 71-68 loss to Indiana on Saturday. The game was tied until a last second 3-point basket by Indiana gave the Hoosiers the win. The shot was so close to the end of the game that officials had to review video to make sure the shot was taken in time. Sean McDermott led the Bulldogs with 20 points.
Francois Lewis leads the Blue Hose in scoring with an average of 16.6 points per game. Cory Hightower is the team leader in rebounds with 6.1 and Davon Bell leads the team in assists with an average of 6.8 per game. Presbyterian is shooting 46.4% from the field and 40.1% from 3-point territory.
Kamar Baldwin leads Butler in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 16.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Two other Bulldogs are scoring in double figures. Butler is shooting 46.5% from the field and 37.2% from 3-point territory.
While Butler will be favored and likely to win this outright, the play here is Presbyterian and the points. The Blue Hose has covered the number in 6 of the last 8 overall, each of the last 5 road games and 8 of the last 10 non-conference games. Final Score Prediction, Butler Bulldogs win but fall short ATS 71-60.