OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

Butler favored by -3.5 against Evansville on Saturday

Butler BulldogsEvansville Purple Aces
8-2December 21, 2013, 03:05 | Ford Center6-5

The visiting Butler Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ford Center against the Evansville Purple Aces.

The Purple Aces bring a 6-5 record (4-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-2 Bulldogs, who are 6-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Evansville go 3-3 so far and the Bulldogs go 3-5.

View Butler Bulldogs vs Evansville Purple Aces Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Purple Aces installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 266 (Purple Aces) and the No. 33 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

In their last action, Butler was a 76-70 winner at home against Purdue. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Butler got 25 points from Kellen Dunham en route to a 76-70 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Evansville was a 57-51 loser at home against Jackson State. Evansville got 16 points from Egidijus Mockevicius but lost anyway, 57-51, to Jackson State on Saturday at Ford Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 123 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Evansville’s No. 228 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Evansville is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 4.18 per game, while Butler rates No. 98 at 6.7 per game.

A few Bulldogs at Purple Aces trends to consider:
Butler is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Butler's last 10 games on the road
Butler is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Evansville
Butler is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Evansville
Evansville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Evansville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Evansville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Butler
Evansville is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Butler

Next up:
Butler home to NJIT, Saturday, December 28th
Evansville at Grambling State, Saturday, December 28th