Friday's contest between the Butler Bulldogs (3-0) and the Michigan State Spartans (1-2) at Jack Breslin Students Events Center has a good chance to be a competitive matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 71-70, with Butler coming out on top. Tipoff is at 6:30 PM ET on November 17.

Based on our computer prediction, Butler should cover the point spread, which currently sits at 10.5. The two sides are projected to exceed the 138.5 over/under.

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Butler vs. Michigan State Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: East Lansing, Michigan
  • Venue: Jack Breslin Students Events Center
  • Line: Michigan State -10.5
  • Point Total: 138.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Michigan State -550, Butler +400

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Butler vs. Michigan State Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Butler 71, Michigan State 70

Spread & Total Prediction for Butler vs. Michigan State

  • Pick ATS: Butler (+10.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (138.5)

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Butler Performance Insights

  • On offense, Butler put up 65.3 points per game (328th-ranked in college basketball) last season. It gave up 67.9 points per contest at the other end (112th-ranked).
  • The Bulldogs struggled to grab rebounds last season, ranking second-worst in college basketball with 27.4 boards per game. They ranked 310th by allowing 33.4 rebounds per contest.
  • Last season Butler ranked 211th in college basketball in assists, averaging 12.6 per game.
  • With 11.2 turnovers per game, the Bulldogs ranked 113th in college basketball. They forced 12 turnovers per contest, which ranked 165th in college basketball.
  • With 6.5 treys per game, the Bulldogs ranked 274th in college basketball. They sported a 32.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranked 259th in college basketball.
  • Last season Butler ceded 6.3 three-pointers per game (64th-ranked in college basketball) and allowed opposing teams to shoot 32.1% (77th-ranked) from three-point land.
  • Butler attempted 35.4 two-pointers per game last year, which accounted for 64.2% of the shots it took (and 73.2% of the team's baskets). Meanwhile, it attempted 19.8 threes per contest, which were 35.8% of its shots (and 26.8% of the team's buckets).

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