Butler Bulldogs battle vs Indiana Hoosiers highlights college basketball odds menu
Indiana Hoosiers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Indiana when they take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Bankers Life Fieldhouse).
The Bulldogs sport records of 7-2 and 5-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hoosiers have 9-0 and 6-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-2 for the Bulldogs and 3-2 for the Hoosiers.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bulldogs as 12.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 10-rated Hoosiers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 103-80 win for the Hoosiers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Butler has the nation's No. 85-rated offensive output, at 73.4 PPG. The visiting Hoosiers defense ranks No. 29 allowing on average 57.4 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Hoosiers marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.5% per game.
Defensively, Indiana features the nation's No. 207-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.
Indiana won its last outing, a 100-69 result against Cent Conn State on December 8. The Hoosiers blew out Cent Conn State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 100-69 win at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
Last time out for Butler, they were a 74-65 winner as they battled Northwestern on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Andrew Smith scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Butler over Northwestern, 74-65, on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Indiana Hoosiers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Evansville are 9-1
After playing Northwestern are 2-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Hoosiers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Butler is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana
Indiana home to Mount St. Mary's, Wednesday, December 19
Butler home to Evansville, Saturday, December 22