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Belmont Bruins Visit Butler Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Belmont Bruins


Butler Bulldogs
Sunday, December 28, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Hinkle Fieldhouse

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hinkle Fieldhouse Sunday as the Butler Bulldogs look to beat the odds vs the Belmont Bruins in NCAA hoops betting action.

Belmont Bruins vs Butler Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Butler sat as -10-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Belmont Bruins vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Belmont Bruins will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Sunday; they are 4-6 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Butler Bulldogs are 7-4 ATS. Belmont Bruins are 1-1 on betting the total; Butler Bulldogs are 4-6.

This game puts the Butler Bulldogs, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Belmont Bruins, who rate No. 107 in the latest survey.

How Belmont Bruins vs Butler Bulldogs Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Butler's No. 83-ranked scoring average of 71.67 PPG, against a Belmont Bruins defense rated No. 202 and allowing 69.25 PPG. The Butler Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.01% to date this season, less than the Belmont Bruins shooters have managed so far (45.87% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bruins got 15 points from Craig Bradshaw as Belmont ran past Fairfield 73-61 on Saturday at Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard.

The Bulldogs blew out Tennessee-Martin on Monday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 64-37 win at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Belmont Bruins vs Butler Bulldogs Betting Odds Trends

Belmont is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Belmont is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Belmont is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Butler is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Belmont home to SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 1st
Butler at Villanova, Wednesday, December 31st