Butler vs Saint Louis NCAA Betting

The Butler Bulldogs will be looking to get some revenge on the Saint Louis Billikens on Friday as those Atlantic 10 schools meet on the hardwood in college hoops betting action in Indianapolis.

Saint Louis thumped Butler 75-58 at home and covered the 3-point spread on the college basketball betting lines at the sportsbooks in their first meeting of the season back on January 31. That game turned out to be an OVER result for totals bettors.

The Bulldogs are 22-5 so far on the season, and 16-9 ATS vs. the number. The Billikens, meanwhile, are 20-5 and 14-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 14-10 and the Billikens go 10-11 on the totals.

View Saint Louis vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 46-rated Bulldogs and the No. 89-ranked Billikens, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 76-73 result in favor of the Billikens.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Butler's No. 99-ranked offense, averaging 70.5 PPG, against a Billikens defense that ranks No. 18 at 57.9 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, less than the Billikens marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Defensively, Saint Louis features the nation's No. 50-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.3 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 98 nationally in scoring at home.

Saint Louis was a 76-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Billikens grabbed a 76-62 win over the Rams on Tuesday, behind a 16-point effort from Jordair Jett at Chaifetz Arena.

Last time out for Butler, they were a 68-49 winner as they battled Duquesne at home. They covered in the match as a 17-point favorite. Butler earned a 68-49 victory over Duquesne on Tuesday, getting 16 points from Rotnei Clarke at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 3-5
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 0-1
After a win are 9-1

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

 

A few Billikens at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Butler is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games

Next up:
Saint Louis home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, February 27
Butler at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, March 2

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