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Butler BulldogsCleveland State Vikings
Feb 11, 11:00 AM | Wolstein Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD20-5

The Cleveland State Vikings host Butler on Saturday, looking to build on their 20-5 mark against the 14-12 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Wolstein Center.

Cleveland State battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 14-12 mark (6-15-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-11-1 for the Vikings and 12-11 for the Bulldogs.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Vikings as 7-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Vikings - Bulldogs odds would favor the Vikings if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cleveland State is rated No. 105 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Butler is at No. 115. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-63 win for the Vikings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland State's No. 216-ranked offense, averaging 66 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 65 at 62.5 PPG. The Vikings field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.1% per game.

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Cleveland State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 215 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Butler, they were a 68-59 winner as they battled Youngstown State on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 68-59 win over the Penguins on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Chrishawn Hopkins at Beeghly Center.

Cleveland State lost its last outing, a 59-41 result against Valparaiso on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite. Cleveland State got 15 points from Jeremy Montgomery but lost anyway, 59-41, to Valparaiso on Thursday at Wolstein Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After playing Youngstown State are 10-0
After a win are 5-5

Cleveland State Vikings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Valparaiso are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Vikings trends to consider:
Butler is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland State
Butler is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Cleveland State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland State's last 6 games at home
Cleveland State is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland State's last 5 games when playing Butler

Next up:
Butler home to Loyola of Chicago, Tuesday, February 14
Cleveland State at Wisc-Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 14