A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Butler Bulldogs taking on the Villanova Wildcats Saturday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Villanova Wildcats were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Villanova Wildcats are 23-3 so far on the season, and 14-11 ATS vs the number. The Butler Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 18-8 and 12-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Villanova go 11-14 and the Butler Bulldogs go 13-12-1 on betting totals.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Villanova Wildcats and the No. 32-ranked Butler Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Villanova's No. 95-ranked scoring average of 76.04 PPG, against a Butler Bulldogs defense rated No. 113 and allowing 69.85 PPG. The Villanova Wildcats FG% has averaged 46.16% to date this season, less than the Butler Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (46.92% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kelan Martin scored 21 points leading the Bulldogs to a 88-75 victory over Creighton at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday.
The Wildcats got 25 points from Jalen Brunson as Villanova ran past Temple 83-67 on Wednesday at Liacouras Center.
Next Betting Matchups
Butler at Georgetown, Saturday, February 27th
Villanova at Xavier, Wednesday, February 24th
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