Atlantic 10 Tournament - Butler Bulldogs visit Saint Louis Billikens in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Butler BulldogsSaint Louis Billikens
March 16, 1:30 PM | Barclays Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

26-7TEAM RECORD25-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bulldogs of Butler hit the hard court against the Billikens of Saint Louis.

This is a conference playoff game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The game is being played at Barclays Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Billikens are 25-6 overall and 19-10 ATS ATS, while the Bulldogs are 26-7 and 19-12 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Saint Louis boasts a 12-14-1 on the OU, and Butler is 17-13.

View Butler vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Billikens in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Billikens at No. 66 and the Bulldogs at No. 43 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 76-71 result in favor of the Billikens.

ADVERTISEMENT:

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Louis's No. 138-ranked scoring average of 69 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 102 and allowing 63.7 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 44.8% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (45.5% per game).

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Butler, they were a 69-58 winner as they battled La Salle on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Butler got 14 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to a 69-58 victory over La Salle on Friday at Barclays Center.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 72-55 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 12-point spread as favorites. Dwayne Evans went off for 25 points and added 9 rebounds, leading Saint Louis over Charlotte, 72-55, on Friday at Barclays Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing La Salle are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Bulldogs at Billikens trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games

Share this: