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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Villanova Wildcats in Battle with Butler Bulldogs

Butler Bulldogs


Villanova Wildcats
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:30 PM ET
Villanova Pavilion

The Villanova Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Wednesday when they play host to the Butler Bulldogs at Villanova Pavilion in NCAA basketball odds action.

Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Villanova Wildcats in this one found them listed as -12-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Butler Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Wednesday; they are 8-4 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Villanova Wildcats are 8-4 ATS. Butler Bulldogs are 4-7 on betting the total; Villanova Wildcats are 5-7.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 5 (Villanova) and the No. 20 (Butler) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Villanova's No. 23-ranked scoring average of 77.92 PPG, against a Butler Bulldogs defense rated No. 12 and allowing 56.15 PPG. The Villanova Wildcats FG% has averaged 47.98% to date this season, more than the Butler Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (45.23% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 20 points from Roosevelt Jones as Butler ran past Belmont 67-56 on Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The battle between the Wildcats and Highlanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as NJIT was handed a 92-67 defeat on Tuesday at Villanova Pavilion.

Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Butler is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Butler is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Butler is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Villanova is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 6 games
Villanova is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler at St. John's, Saturday, January 3rd
Villanova at Seton Hall, Saturday, January 3rd