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Wisc-Milwaukee favored by 4 against Butler on Thursday

Butler BulldogsWisc-Milwaukee Panthers
Jan 26, 8:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Butler Bulldogs vs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds

12-9TEAM RECORD13-8

The Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers will hit the floor running against the visiting Butler Bulldogs Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Panthers are 13-8 so far on the season, and 6-9-2 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 12-9 and 4-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Wisc-Milwaukee go 8-9 and the Bulldogs go 10-8 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bulldogs listed as 4-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Panthers at No. 81 and the Bulldogs at No. 92 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-64 result in favor of the Panthers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wisc-Milwaukee's No. 266 nationally ranked offense (63.6 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 69 at 62.6 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 41.4% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (40.2% on average).

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Wisc-Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 239 nationally in scoring at home.

Butler won its last outing, a 63-57 result against Loyola of Chicago on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Butler earned a 63-57 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ronald Nored at Joseph J. Gentile Center.

Last time out for Wisc-Milwaukee, they were an 83-57 loser as they battled Cleveland State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Wisc-Milwaukee was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Cleveland State and falling by an 83-57 score at Wolstein Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Wisc-Green Bay are 7-3
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Valparaiso are 5-5
After playing Cleveland State are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Panthers trends to consider:
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games on the road
Butler is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games when playing on the road against Wisc-Milwaukee
Wisc-Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing Butler
Wisc-Milwaukee is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Butler

Next up:
Butler at Wisc-Green Bay, Saturday, January 28
Wisc-Milwaukee home to Valparaiso, Saturday, January 28

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