Butler Bulldogs vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Saint Louis and Butler on Thursday, with the host Billikens trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Billikens sport records of 14-5 and 8-9 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 17-3 and 13-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-10 for the Billikens and 11-6 for the Bulldogs.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Saint Louis sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Billikens rated this week at No. 151 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 41. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 74-73 result in favor of the Billikens.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Saint Louis's No. 292-rated squad against Butler's No. 118-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Saint Louis rates No. 167 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 99 nationally with 6.9 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 85-rated mark, allowing 65.4 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 239 in scoring at home.
Butler won its last outing, an 83-71 result against Temple on January 26. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs got 24 points from Rotnei Clarke as Butler ran past Temple 83-71 on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Saint Louis won its last outing, a 67-57 result against St. Bonaventure on January 26. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Billikens grabbed a 67-57 win over the Bonnies on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Dwayne Evans at Reilly Center.
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-2
After a win are 9-1
Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Dayton are 5-5
After playing St. Bonaventure are 4-5
After a win are 9-1
A few Bulldogs at Billikens trends to consider:
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Butler's last 8 games on the road
Saint Louis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Saint Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Butler home to Rhode Island, Saturday, February 2
Saint Louis home to Dayton, Saturday, February 2