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Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats in college hoops odds

Villanova WildcatsButler Bulldogs
11-0December 31, 2013, 07:30 | Hinkle Fieldhouse10-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Butler Bulldogs try to run the Villanova Wildcats off the court at Hinkle Fieldhouse in college hoops action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 10-2 overall and 7-3 ATS, while the Wildcats are 11-0 and 8-1 ATS. As for the totals, Butler boasts a 3-7 on the OU, and Villanova is 5-4.

View Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -2.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 43 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 3.

Last time out for Villanova, they were a 78-62 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. Villanova got 25 points from James Bell on the way to a 78-62 loss against Syracuse on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

Butler was a 66-48 winner in its last match at home against NJIT. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs grabbed a 66-48 win over the Highlanders on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Khyle Marshall at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 109 nationally ranked offense (75.25 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 53 at 65.17 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.7% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (44.38% on average).

A few Wildcats at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Villanova is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Villanova is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 6 games
Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Butler is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Villanova home to Providence, Sunday, January 5th
Butler at Xavier, Saturday, January 4th