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

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March 16, 1:30 PM | Barclays Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds


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.


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