The Butler Bulldogs (6-0) battle against the Stanford Cardinal (7-0) in the Hall of Fame Classic at Sprint Center. The game begins at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Butler Bulldogs vs. Stanford Cardinal Free Prediction
In the Bulldogs’ last matchup, they beat the Missouri Tigers, 63-52. The Bulldogs had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 41.7 (above their season average of 30.0), while the Tigers had a free throw rate of 0.130 (below their season average of 0.266). With 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting, Bryce Golden led Butler in scoring.
The Cardinal won big over the Oklahoma Sooners in their last contest, 73-54. The Cardinal had a much better free throw rate (0.200 vs. 0.066) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5 (above their season average of 21.6). Tyrell Terry was the game’s top scorer with 20 points on 7-for-17 shooting from the field.
This contest should be a showdown of conflicting paces. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Stanford has preferred to play fast (88th in possessions per game), while Butler has been more half-court-oriented (310th in possessions per game).
Butler vs. Stanford Pick
Free Prediction: ATS Winner – Stanford, O/U – Over
Stanford ranks 34th in blocks per game (4.5) while Butler ranks 270th (2.1).
The Cardinal rank 91st in rebounds per game (37.1) while the Bulldogs rank 299th (32.3).
Butler ranks 95th in three pointers attempted per game (24.1) while Stanford ranks 245th (20.5).
The Bulldogs rank 43rd in steals allowed per game (5.4) while the Cardinal rank 165th (6.3).
Stanford ranks 19th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while Butler ranks 62nd (11.7).