New Orleans Privateers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds
New Orleans pays a visit to Butler on Saturday, hoping to send the Bulldogs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Bulldogs sport records of 11-2 and 7-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Privateers have 3-9 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-3 for the Bulldogs and 0-0 for the Privateers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 37-rated Bulldogs and the No. 312-ranked Privateers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-61 result in favor of the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Butler's No. 66-ranked scoring average of 74 PPG, against a Privateers defense rated No. 337 and allowing 77.8 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46.4% to date this season, more than the Privateers shooters have managed so far (44.2% per game).
Defensively, New Orleans features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 85.3 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 52 nationally in scoring at home.
New Orleans was a 97-46 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi State. New Orleans was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Thursday as Mississippi State routed them 97-46 at Humphrey Coliseum.
In their last action, Butler was a 70-57 winner at home against Pennsylvania. They failed to cover the 21.5-point spread as favorites. Butler got 24 points from Roosevelt Jones en route to a 70-57 victory over Pennsylvania on Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Pennsylvania are 0-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Privateers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
New Orleans at San Jose State, Tuesday, January 8
Butler at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 9