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Panthers visit Butler Bulldogs in CBI tournament semifinal betting

Pittsburgh PanthersButler Bulldogs
March 21, 8:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

19-16TEAM RECORD22-14

The Butler Bulldogs hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Pittsburgh Panthers pay a visit to Hinkle Fieldhouse in the semifinal of the CBI tournament.

Supporters of the Panthers have watched them go 19-16 and 14-16 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 22-14 and 13-18-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 16-17, while the Panthers have a 15-15 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 61-rated Bulldogs and the No. 80-ranked Panthers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-68 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 70 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 108 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 287-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 150 with 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.3 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 274 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were an 82-61 winner as they battled Princeton at home. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. The Panthers blew out Princeton on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 82-61 win at Petersen Events Center.

Butler was a 63-53 winner in its last match on the road against Pennsylvania. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs grabbed a 63-53 win over the Quakers on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Chrishawn Hopkins at The Palestra.

 

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