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Butler Bulldogs vs Georgetown Hoyas Betting Matchup Report

Georgetown HoyasButler Bulldogs
10-4January 11, 2014, 07:00 | Hinkle Fieldhouse10-5

Georgetown travels to Butler on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-4 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs sit at 10-5 (8-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hoyas are currently 10-4 (6-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Butler is 6-7 OU, and Georgetown is 8-5 OU.

View Georgetown Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Georgetown before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 61 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hoyas, who rate No. 47 in the latest survey.

Georgetown was a 70-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Providence. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Hoyas endured a 70-52 loss at the hands of the Friars on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Butler was a 99-94 loser in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got a huge 30-point effort from Kellen Dunham but still lost 99-94 against DePaul on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Butler has the nation's No. 86-rated offensive output, at 75.87 PPG. The visiting Hoyas defense ranks No. 46 allowing on average 65 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.39% so far, less than the Hoyas marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.83% per game.

A few Hoyas at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Georgetown is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgetown is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Georgetown is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgetown is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Butler is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Butler is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Georgetown at Xavier, Wednesday, January 15th
Butler at Creighton, Tuesday, January 14th