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Matchup Reports

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BUTLER (22-7) AT MASSACHUSETTS (18-9) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/UFG%FT%3PT%FG%FT%3PT%
511: BUTLER
512: MASSACHUSETTS
145.0
-1.5
69.6 / 63.9
73.9 / 71.8
22-7
18-9
16-11
12-15
10-5
6-5
45.4
43.4
68.2
70.6
35.7
33.7
41.4
42.0
69.3
70.8
33.4
32.8
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Rating
 EstimateEdge
BUTLER  
MASSACHUSETTS-6
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
BUTLER - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games16-1149-44245-22510-546-38148-14222-772-32383-146
in all lined games16-1149-44245-22510-546-38148-14220-765-32341-142
when the total is 140 to 149.52-06-28-42-04-45-72-06-28-4
as an underdog7-318-1172-506-217-1138-436-416-1553-74
as a road underdog of 3 points or less or pick4-14-320-153-05-27-123-23-618-21
in road games6-416-2191-1013-415-2054-626-420-19121-91
in road lined games6-416-2191-1013-415-2054-626-420-19111-87
in a road game where the total is 145 to 149.50-00-00-10-00-00-10-00-00-1
against conference opponents8-724-30129-1545-324-2481-879-637-19214-78
in March games0-19-339-250-14-820-320-19-343-22
after a conference game8-626-27133-1416-327-2287-8410-437-18211-80
off a loss against a conference rival2-39-938-323-210-720-224-112-653-21
after allowing 80 points or more0-12-45-120-02-44-71-04-314-6
after scoring 60 points or less3-211-764-493-012-442-244-120-398-33
when playing against a team with a winning record11-737-23160-1239-333-24100-9311-741-23205-96
when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games6-423-1488-704-218-1553-625-525-13116-53

MASSACHUSETTS - Recent ATS Trends
 Against the spreadOver/UnderStraight Up
 CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LW-LW-LO-UO-UO-UW-LW-LW-L
in all games12-1543-41208-2266-533-31145-12818-958-36261-232
in all lined games12-1543-41208-2266-533-31145-12818-950-34217-219
when the total is 140 to 149.51-410-1134-424-111-1045-331-411-1038-40
as a favorite7-1124-2099-1152-415-1565-5615-336-8152-63
as a home favorite of 3 points or less or pick0-26-313-221-12-710-160-26-314-21
in all home games7-523-1585-1032-314-1458-599-334-12151-75
in home lined games7-523-1585-1032-314-1458-599-327-11121-68
in a home game where the total is 145 to 149.50-23-24-101-12-38-70-23-28-7
against conference opponents9-527-23138-1374-221-1993-818-626-24142-136
in March games1-07-531-301-08-327-221-07-528-33
after a conference game8-528-22137-1344-121-1793-808-527-23143-134
off a win against a conference rival5-213-1270-673-19-1343-494-312-1368-71
when playing against a team with a winning record10-833-24138-1436-324-23101-8811-734-26131-169
when playing against a team with a winning record after 15 or more games6-221-1280-784-016-1262-555-318-1562-96
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game after 15+ games2-27-632-372-07-431-231-35-822-47
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game4-611-1453-622-210-942-395-511-1448-75
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
BUTLER - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games22-7+6.916-1110-569.632.945.4%36.863.929.441.4%29.2
Road Games9-5+9.29-57-466.629.944.0%37.568.130.741.2%33.1
Last 5 Games2-3-7.41-41-263.229.641.2%38.266.430.243.9%31.4
Conference Games9-6-5.28-75-365.431.243.9%36.964.130.040.9%30.3
BUTLER Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)69.632.924-5445.4%7-1935.7%14-2168.2%371013186132
vs opponents surrendering67.33124-5543.3%6-1834.7%13-1969.5%34913187144
Team Stats (Road Games)66.629.924-5444.0%6-1835.0%13-2063.6%371112195142
Stats Against (All Games)63.929.422-5441.4%6-1733.4%13-1969.3%29811186113
vs opponents averaging69.332.724-5644.0%7-1934.8%14-2069.4%34914187133
Stats Against (Road Games)68.130.723-5741.2%6-1933.1%15-2171.2%331011188114

MASSACHUSETTS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games18-9+7.812-156-573.936.243.4%37.171.833.342.0%37.0
Home Games9-3+2.47-52-376.739.044.7%35.069.233.243.3%32.7
Last 5 Games2-3-0.82-33-079.438.445.6%39.281.236.845.7%35.4
Conference Games8-6+29-54-274.937.145.8%36.671.433.042.1%35.3
MASSACHUSETTS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)73.936.226-6043.4%7-2233.7%15-2170.6%371015197145
vs opponents surrendering66.430.724-5542.9%6-1833.6%13-1969.6%34913187143
Team Stats (Home Games)76.739.026-5944.7%7-2135.5%17-2375.3%35918177125
Stats Against (All Games)71.833.325-6042.0%7-2032.8%15-2170.8%371014197143
vs opponents averaging68.431.824-5543.8%6-1834.4%14-2069.6%34913177134
Stats Against (Home Games)69.233.224-5743.3%7-1936.3%13-1872.5%33717196144
Average power rating of opponents played: BUTLER 74.5,  MASSACHUSETTS 73.3
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
All games in this series since 1997
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games played at MASSACHUSETTS since 1997
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games played at MASSACHUSETTS over the last 3 seasons.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring MASSACHUSETTS in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BUTLER games 48.4% of the time since 1997. (179-191)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BUTLER games 58.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (45-32)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MASSACHUSETTS games 57% of the time since 1997. (191-144)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MASSACHUSETTS games 64.2% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (43-24)
Edge=MASSACHUSETTS
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring the OVER in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BUTLER games 52.4% of the time since 1997. (133-121)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BUTLER games 52.1% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (38-35)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MASSACHUSETTS games 47.1% of the time since 1997. (115-129)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MASSACHUSETTS games 40.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (24-35)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
BUTLER
[G] 11/10/2012 - Chris Harrison-Docks has left the team ( Personal )
MASSACHUSETTS
[G] 01/17/2013 - Derrick Gordon out for season ( Eligibility )
[G] 01/15/2013 - Jesse Morgan out for season ( Knee )
[G/F] 10/31/2012 - Javorn Farrell out for season ( Ankle )
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