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Matchup Reports

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BUTLER (6-2) AT NORTHWESTERN (7-2) 
 Offensive StatisticsDefensive Statistics
TeamsLinePF/PASUATSO/UFG%FT%3PT%FG%FT%3PT%
585: BUTLER
586: NORTHWESTERN
126.5
-1.5
73.4 / 65.3
67.9 / 57.4
6-2
7-2
4-3
4-2
3-1
3-0
46.0
43.5
65.5
67.8
33.7
37.0
44.6
38.8
71.4
60.0
33.3
31.4
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  
NORTHWESTERN-3 
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 games4-337-36233-2173-139-34141-1386-256-27367-141
in all lined games4-337-36233-2173-139-34141-1385-250-27326-137
when the total is 120 to 129.50-014-1276-610-015-1369-720-016-1297-46
as an underdog2-113-967-483-014-935-412-112-1249-71
as a road underdog of 3 points or less or pick0-00-216-140-02-24-120-00-415-19
in road games0-110-1885-980-112-1751-590-114-16115-88
in road lined games0-110-1885-980-112-1751-590-114-16105-84
in a road game where the total is 120 to 129.50-05-629-270-05-727-310-05-733-26
in December games1-18-647-410-08-725-272-012-677-34
on Saturday games1-116-1197-890-016-1053-502-021-10156-52
after a non-conference game3-318-15107-822-117-1559-575-228-13164-65
in non-conference games4-221-12112-693-020-1265-536-128-13162-68
after allowing 60 points or less1-114-18135-1040-115-1778-711-123-12194-71
after scoring 80 points or more0-25-727-301-08-318-131-16-639-22
when playing against a team with a winning record2-228-18151-1183-127-2294-912-232-18196-91
versus good defensive teams - allowing <=64 points/game1-017-1167-591-020-1051-441-024-787-45

NORTHWESTERN - 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 games4-232-29192-1963-036-23130-1147-246-30215-249
in all lined games4-232-29192-1963-036-23130-1144-232-30146-245
when the total is 120 to 129.50-02-446-530-06-153-460-04-338-63
as a favorite2-216-1459-581-018-1051-352-223-885-33
as a home favorite of 3 points or less or pick0-00-514-120-01-47-110-01-416-10
in all home games1-213-1485-931-012-1357-514-229-11156-93
in home lined games1-213-1485-931-012-1357-511-216-1190-89
in a home game where the total is 120 to 129.50-01-124-210-01-123-210-01-123-22
in December games1-12-731-321-07-119-141-19-664-30
on Saturday games1-18-369-681-05-635-361-19-463-93
after a non-conference game4-213-1166-663-016-544-367-227-10119-73
in non-conference games4-213-1060-603-015-538-327-230-7134-59
when playing against a team with a winning record3-225-27133-1353-028-2290-884-226-3090-194
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 Games6-2+1.54-33-173.437.046.0%35.965.229.744.6%28.1
Road Games2-2+1.52-23-165.530.741.0%35.270.530.747.1%31.5
Last 5 Games4-1+22-22-078.838.647.3%36.666.029.243.8%27.8
BUTLER Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)73.437.027-5846.0%7-2233.7%12-1865.5%361114187112
vs opponents surrendering70.132.925-5743.9%7-2035.6%13-1869.5%361013176153
Team Stats (Road Games)65.530.723-5741.0%7-2329.3%12-2062.0%351110195111
Stats Against (All Games)65.229.723-5244.6%6-1933.3%12-1771.4%28612175132
vs opponents averaging72.734.927-5944.7%8-2136.1%12-1868.2%34915167123
Stats Against (Road Games)70.530.724-5247.1%6-1933.3%15-1976.9%31711196112

NORTHWESTERN - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games7-2-2.64-23-067.932.643.5%37.357.423.738.8%33.9
Home Games4-2-8.51-21-068.335.244.8%37.357.823.539.1%34.0
Last 5 Games3-2-2.63-23-060.426.838.2%34.059.425.039.6%36.4
NORTHWESTERN Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)67.932.623-5443.5%8-2137.0%13-1967.8%37818165113
vs opponents surrendering68.432.725-5842.6%6-1933.5%12-1866.9%371014177144
Team Stats (Home Games)68.335.225-5544.8%8-2237.6%11-1761.5%37820145104
Stats Against (All Games)57.423.721-5438.8%5-1731.4%10-1760.0%34811186133
vs opponents averaging67.330.724-5643.1%7-1934.1%12-1964.3%35913177144
Stats Against (Home Games)57.823.521-5439.1%5-1731.7%10-1662.8%34812186122
Average power rating of opponents played: BUTLER 72.6,  NORTHWESTERN 68.4
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
BUTLER is 2-0 against the spread versus NORTHWESTERN since 1997
BUTLER is 2-0 straight up against NORTHWESTERN since 1997
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games played at NORTHWESTERN since 1997
BUTLER is 1-0 against the spread versus NORTHWESTERN since 1997
BUTLER is 1-0 straight up against NORTHWESTERN since 1997
0 of 0 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997
Games played at NORTHWESTERN 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 BUTLER in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BUTLER games 48.2% of the time since 1997. (170-183)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BUTLER games 60% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (36-24)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NORTHWESTERN games 54.1% of the time since 1997. (166-141)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NORTHWESTERN games 60% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (27-18)
No Edge.
 
As indicated by the movement of the total, the betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BUTLER games 53.1% of the time since 1997. (130-115)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BUTLER games 54.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (35-29)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NORTHWESTERN games 49.3% of the time since 1997. (106-109)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NORTHWESTERN games 55.2% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (32-26)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
BUTLER
[G] 11/10/2012 - Chris Harrison-Docks has left the team ( Personal )
NORTHWESTERN
[G/F] 11/26/2012 - Sanjay Lumpkin out indefinitely ( Mononucleosis )
[F] 11/23/2012 - Nikola Cerina expected to miss 2-4 weeks ( Ankle )
[G] 10/26/2012 - JerShon Cobb out for season ( Academics )
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