East Tennessee State vs Butler Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/13/23
Butler Bulldogs (2-0) vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers (1-1)
Game Info: Monday, November 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Butler Bulldogs -15.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will play the Butler Bulldogs in a non-conference game on Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. East Tennessee State has split their first two games of the year, while Butler has started the season with two straight wins.
East Tennessee State Preview
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are 1-1 this season after they lost to Elon by a score of 79-76 in their last game. ETSU only scored 28 points in the first half, but they were able to score 48 points in the second half in the comeback attempt. The Buccaneers shot 43.3% from the field, but did force 16 turnovers in the game. East Tennessee State did defeat King by a score of 73-56 in their first game. The Buccaneers are scoring 74.5 points per game with 39.5 rebounds per game and 10.5 assists per game, while allowing 67.5 points against per game this year. Quimari Peterson has led ETSU with 23 points, six rebounds, and three assists per game this season. East Tennessee State is shooting 40% on field goals, 73.5% on free throws, and 28.1% on three pointers this year.
The Butler Bulldogs are 2-0 this year after they defeated SEMO by a score of 91-56 in their last game. Butler scored 55 points in the first half and they were able to coast to the win in the second half. The Bulldogs shot 48.3% from the field and recorded 47 rebounds in the win. Butler defeated Eastern Michigan by a score of 94-55 in their season opener. Butler is scoring 92.5 points per game with 42.5 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, while giving up 55.5 points against per game this season. Pierre Brooks has led Butler with 15 points per game, five rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Butler is shooting 52.9% from the field, 79.2% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers this season.
Butler has been a machine on the offensive end of the court to start this season, as they are scoring 92.5 points per game and are shooting 52.9% from the field. The Bulldogs have also played solid defensively, allowing 55 and 56 points in the two wins. East Tennessee State won their first game against a non-Division 1 team, but they lost to Elon in their second game. I think Butler is going to continue its hot start and I think they score plenty of points once again in this game. Take the over in this matchup.