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Cincinnati Bearcats Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Butler Bulldogs

Cincinnati takes to the basketball court against Butler on Saturday, hoping to send the Bulldogs to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Butler sat as -4-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Butler Bulldogs currently sport a 8-1 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-3 ATS. The Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-1 and 5-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Butler Bulldogs produce a 2-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cincinnati Bearcats have gone 2-5 against the totals betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 12 (Butler) and the No. 17 (Cincinnati) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Butler's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 78 PPG, against a Cincinnati Bearcats defense rated No. 9 and allowing 58.12 PPG. The Butler Bulldogs FG% has averaged 49.7% to date this season, more than the Cincinnati Bearcats shooters have managed so far (47.8% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati cruised to victory on Sunday, running Bowling Green out of the gym and running up a 85-56 score at Fifth Third Arena.

Butler suffered a 72-71 loss against Indiana State on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Andrew Chrabascz in a losing effort at Hulman Center.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Cincinnati's last 21 games on the road
  • Butler is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Butler is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Butler's last 9 games
  • Butler is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Texas Southern, Tuesday, December 13th
Butler at Indiana, Saturday, December 17th

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