Butler Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces in college hoops odds

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Dec 22, 2:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Evansville Purple Aces vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

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The Butler Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Evansville Purple Aces on Saturday when the teams tip off at Hinkle Fieldhouse in college betting action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 8-2 overall and 6-3 ATS ATS, while the Purple Aces are 7-4 and 5-2-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Butler boasts a 6-2 on the OU, and Evansville is 4-0.

View Evansville vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulldogs installed as 12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 27 and the Purple Aces sitting at No. 236. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-76 result in favor of the Purple Aces.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Purple Aces rank No. 262 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.9 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 121 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 51-ranked team at 7.7 per game, while the Purple Aces rate No. 148 with 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Evansville features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.3 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 32 nationally in scoring at home.

Evansville won its last outing, a 103-69 result against Oakland City on December 18. Evansville cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Oakland City out of the gym and running up a 103-69 score at Ford Center.

In their last action, Butler was an 88-86 winner at home against Indiana. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Victor Oladipo scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Hoosiers to a win (they lost 88-86 to Butler at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday).

Evansville Purple Aces Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Creighton are 4-6
After playing Oakland City are 3-1
After a win are 6-4

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 5-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Purple Aces at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Evansville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Evansville is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Butler
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Evansville
Butler is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing Evansville

Next up:
Evansville at Creighton, Saturday, December 29
Butler at Vanderbilt, Saturday, December 29

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