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Butler Bulldogs take on Vikings in college basketball test

Butler BulldogsCleveland State Vikings
Feb 11, 11:00 AM | Wolstein Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD20-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Cleveland State and Butler on Saturday, with the host Vikings trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Vikings are 20-5 so far on the season, and 11-10-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 14-12 and 6-15-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cleveland State go 10-11-1 and the Bulldogs go 12-11 on the totals.

View Butler vs Cleveland State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Vikings in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings - Bulldogs odds would favor the Vikings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland State is rated No. 105 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Butler is at No. 115. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Vikings.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 109 in NCAA hoops at 35.9 per game. Contrast that with Cleveland State’s No. 290 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Cleveland State is the No. 128-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Butler rates No. 233 at 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 80-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. Cleveland State, on the other hand, rates No. 215 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Butler, they were a 68-59 winner as they battled Youngstown State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 68-59 win over the Penguins on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Chrishawn Hopkins at Beeghly Center.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 59-41 result against Valparaiso on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Cleveland State got 15 points from Jeremy Montgomery but lost anyway, 59-41, to Valparaiso on Thursday at Wolstein Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After playing Youngstown State are 10-0
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Valparaiso are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Vikings trends to consider:
Butler is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Butler is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 6 games at home
Cleveland State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games when playing Butler

Next up:
Butler home to Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, February 14
Cleveland State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 14