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Washington State Cougars host Butler Bulldogs in college basketball action

Butler BulldogsWashington State Cougars
4-0November 28, 2013, 02:20 | HP Field House2-2



The Washington State Cougars will try to cover the spread at HP Field House on Thursday when they get a visit from the Butler Bulldogs in NCAA basketball action.

The Cougars bring a 2-2 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-0 Bulldogs, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Washington State go 1-1 so far and the Bulldogs go 1-2.

View Butler Bulldogs vs Washington State Cougars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cougars installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Cougars - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington State is rated No. 161 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Butler is at No. 28.

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Last time out for Butler, they were a 59-58 winner as they battled Ball State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 59-58 win over the Cardinals on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Khyle Marshall at Worthen Arena.

Washington State was a 64-62 loser in their most recent outing at home against TCU. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. The Cougars endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from DaVonte Lacy at Friel Court.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington State's No. 198-ranked offense, averaging 70.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 59 at 65 PPG. The Cougars field goal percentage has averaged 40.27% so far, less than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.12% per game.

Next up:
Butler home to North Dakota, Saturday, December 7th
Washington State at Idaho, Saturday, December 7th

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