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Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Bulldogs College Hoops Game Preview

Gonzaga BulldogsButler Bulldogs
Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Butler and Gonzaga on Saturday, with the host Bulldogs trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Bulldogs are 15-2 so far on the season, and 10-5 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 17-1 and 9-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 10-4 and the Bulldogs go 8-6 on the totals.

View Gonzaga vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Butler opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 58 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 25 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 87-79.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Butler has the nation's No. 75-rated offensive output, at 72.5 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 104 allowing on average 63.1 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.4% per game.

Defensively, Gonzaga features the nation's No. 74-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 99 nationally in scoring at home.

Gonzaga won its last outing, a 71-49 result against Portland on January 17. They covered in that game as a 15.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs blew out Portland on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-49 win at Chiles Center.

Last time out for Butler, they were a 62-47 winner as they battled Richmond at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Butler earned a 62-47 victory over Richmond on Wednesday, getting 15 points from Andrew Smith at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing BYU are 3-1
After playing Portland are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing La Salle are 1-0
After playing Richmond are 0-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Bulldogs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 7 games on the road
Gonzaga is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Gonzaga is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Gonzaga home to BYU, Thursday, January 24
Butler at La Salle, Wednesday, January 23