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Butler Bulldogs vs Cleveland State Vikings Betting Matchup Report

Cleveland State VikingsButler Bulldogs
March 5, 6:00 PM | U.S. Cellular Arena

Cleveland State Vikings vs Butler Bulldogs Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Vikings of Cleveland State hit the hard court against the Bulldogs of Butler.

This is a conference playoff game in the Horizon Tournament. U.S. Cellular Arena is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Bulldogs sit at 21-9 (13-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Vikings are currently 26-7 (8-11-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Butler is 15-12 OU, and Cleveland State is 14-7 OU.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 49 (Bulldogs) and the No. 55 (Vikings) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-76 result in favor of the Vikings has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Vikings is ranked No. 230 in NCAA hoops at 33.9 per game. Contrast that with Butler’s No. 172 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Butler is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Cleveland State rates No. 107 at 6.8 per game.

Defensively, Cleveland State features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

Cleveland State was a 73-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wright State. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites. The Vikings got 16 points from Jeremy Montgomery as Cleveland State ran past Wright State 73-59 on Friday at U.S. Cellular Arena.

Butler was a 63-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola of Chicago. They failed to cover the 12–point spread as favorites. Butler earned a 63-56 victory over Loyola of Chicago on Saturday, getting 18 points from Shelvin Mack at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Wright State are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Vikings at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cleveland State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Butler's last 7 games when playing Cleveland State