Butler Bulldogs vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Saint Joseph's and Butler on Wednesday, with the host Hawks trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Hawks currently sports a 8-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-5 ATS. The Bulldogs are 12-2 and 7-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bulldogs have gone 8-3 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Hawks in this one found them listed as 2.5-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:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 85-rated Hawks and the No. 51-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-73 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Joseph's's No. 165-ranked scoring average of 68.3 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 110 and allowing 63.6 PPG. The Hawks FG% has averaged 44% to date this season, less than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.1% per game).
Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.
Butler was a 57-44 winner in their most recent outing at home against New Orleans. The Bulldogs grabbed a 57-44 win over the Privateers on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Kellen Dunham at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Saint Joseph's was a 70-60 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Morgan State. The Hawks grabbed a 70-60 win over the Bears on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Carl Jones at Hill Field House.
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Duquesne are 8-2
After playing Morgan State are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Bulldogs at Hawks trends to consider:
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
Saint Joseph's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Butler at Dayton, Saturday, January 12
Saint Joseph's at Duquesne, Saturday, January 12