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Butler Has Great Bounce-Back Ability

The Butler Bulldogs start their NCAA Tournament with a date against the Texas Tech Red Raiders Thursday. Butler enters that affair coming off a loss in the Big East tournament, a spot they have relished, as the team is 16-2 SU in their past 18 games coming off a defeat.

Shark Bites
  • Texas Tech is 1-4 SU in their past five games following a game when they lost as favorites.
  • Butler is 5-1 ATS in their past six games.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in Butler’s past six games.

Don’t get Butler confused with their previous, defensive-minded self; this team is all about offense. Butler has been near unstoppable when their shots are falling, especially when Kellen Dunham is on his game from beyond the arc. However, the team tends to falter when their shot isn’t there, which was evident in their loss to Providence when they scored just 60 points and shot 36.2 percent from the field.

Texas Tech has been a roller coaster ride this season after looking outgunned to begin their Big 12 schedule; they surged to a winning streak that saw them top Iowa State, Baylor and Oklahoma consecutively. Shutting down the Raiders is easier said than done, as four different players has averaged double-digit points this season.

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Butler Bulldogs vs Texas Tech Red Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Tech Red Raiders sit at 19-12 (16-13 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Butler Bulldogs are currently 21-10 (16-14-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Texas Tech is 16-13 OU, and Butler is 17-13-1 OU.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 193 (Texas Tech) and the No. 44 (Butler) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Butler Bulldogs rank No. 131 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.42 per game. That compares with Texas Tech’s No. 217 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas Tech is college basketball's No. 225-ranked team at 5.74 per game, while the Butler Bulldogs rate No. 128 with 7.1 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs endured a 74-60 loss at the hands of the Friars on Thursday, despite a 17-point effort from Kellen Dunham at Madison Square Garden.

The Red Raiders endured a 67-62 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Justin Gray at Sprint Center.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Butler is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 6 games
  • Texas Tech is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Texas Tech is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games

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