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Butler Bulldogs host Indiana State Sycamores in college basketball action

Indiana State SycamoresButler Bulldogs
Feb 18, 2:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Indiana State Sycamores vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hinkle Fieldhouse Saturday as host Butler looks to handle the Indiana State Sycamores in NCAAB action.

The Sycamores will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-15 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 7-16-2 ATS. Indiana State is 14-12 on the totals; Butler is 13-12.

View Indiana State vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bulldogs as 5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 80 (Bulldogs) and the No. 251 (Sycamores) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 65-64 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 277 nationally ranked offense (62.9 points per game) against a Sycamores defense that sits as the No. 133 at 65.5 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 40.3% from the field, less than the Sycamores have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 182-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Butler, on the other hand, rates No. 299 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana State, they were an 83-77 winner as they battled Illinois State at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Jake Odum went off for 34 points and added 7 rebounds for good measure, leading Indiana State to an 83-77 win over Illinois State on Tuesday at Hulman Center.

Butler won its last outing, a 63-57 result against Loyola of Chicago on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite. Butler earned a 63-57 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Chrishawn Hopkins at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Missouri State are 4-6
After playing Illinois State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois-Chicago are 10-0
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Sycamores at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Indiana State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Indiana State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Butler
Indiana State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Butler
Indiana State is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Indiana State
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Butler is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games

Next up:
Indiana State at Missouri State, Wednesday, February 22
Butler home to Illinois-Chicago, Tuesday, February 21