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Blue Hens face Butler Bulldogs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Delaware Blue HensButler Bulldogs
March 14, 8:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Delaware Blue Hens vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

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College hoops betting interest focuses on the Butler vs Delaware battle Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse as the Bulldogs look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Bulldogs are 20-14 overall and 11-18-2 ATS ATS, while the Blue Hens are 18-13 and 15-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Butler boasts a 16-15 on the OU, and Delaware is 14-12.

View Delaware vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Delaware before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 61 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Hens sit at No. 113 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 68-67.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Hens rank No. 39 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.4 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 119 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 287-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Blue Hens rate No. 250 with 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 279 nationally in scoring at home.

Delaware lost its last outing, an 88-74 result against Old Dominion on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Delaware got 24 points from Devon Saddler but lost anyway, 88-74, to Old Dominion on Saturday at Richmond Coliseum.

Butler lost its last outing, a 65-46 result against Valparaiso on March 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. Butler suffered a 65-46 loss against Valparaiso on Saturday, getting 18 points from Chrishawn Hopkins in a losing effort at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
After playing Old Dominion are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
After playing Valparaiso are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Hens at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Delaware's last 6 games on the road
Delaware is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Delaware is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Butler is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games at home