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Butler Has Had No Answers For Villanova

The Butler Bulldogs look to get the monkey off their back when they host the Villanova Wildcats on Wednesday. Butler has never beaten Villanova in seven attempts, which includes their six meetings since the Big East came into existence in 2013.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 4-1 in the past five games between Butler and Villanova.
  • Villanova is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games as road favorites.
  • Villanova is 15-0 SU in its last 15 games against teams with winning records.

Butler will get a big boost by playing at Hinkle Fieldhouse, as the Bulldogs are 8-0 at home with seven of those victories coming by at least 10 points. Butler’s offense runs through Kelan Martin, as the junior is averaging a team-high 18.1 points while leading the team in shots by a wide margin.

Villanova’s attack is varied with four players averaging double-digit points, but Josh Hart has proven he deserves to be in the conversation for player of the year. Hart is averaging 20.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 56.3 percent from the floor. In two games against Butler last season, he averaged 22 points and 11.5 rebounds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Butler Bulldogs to cover the point spread in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Butler Bulldogs sport a record of 12-2 and 9-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Villanova Wildcats have 14-0 and 9-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-7-1 for the Butler Bulldogs and 6-8 for the Villanova Wildcats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Butler Bulldogs at No. 34 and the Villanova Wildcats at No. 5 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Villanova Wildcats rank No. 207 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 35.21 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 257 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 89-ranked team at 8.21 per game, while the Villanova Wildcats rate No. 21 with 9.64 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Villanova got 27 points from Jalen Brunson en route to a 80-70 victory over Creighton on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.

Butler got 15 points from Kelan Martin en route to a 78-61 victory over Providence on Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games
  • Villanova is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Butler is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
  • Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Butler is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Villanova
  • Butler is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Villanova

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to Marquette, Saturday, January 7th
Butler at Georgetown University, Saturday, January 7th

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