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College Basketball Matchup - Butler Bulldogs Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Odds Preview

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersButler Bulldogs
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds


Butler will look to improve on its 7-7 record on Saturday when they host Wisc-Milwaukee in NCAAB odds action at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Bulldogs are 7-7 so far on the season, and 2-8-1 ATS vs. the number. The Panthers, meanwhile, are 10-4 and 4-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 6-5 and the Panthers go 3-7 on the totals.

View Wisc-Milwaukee vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 3-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 76 (Bulldogs) and the No. 63 (Panthers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-63 result in favor of the Panthers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 104 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with Butler’s No. 98 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Butler is the No. 195-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Wisc-Milwaukee rates No. 79 at 7.4 per game.

Defensively, Wisc-Milwaukee features the nation's No. 49-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 290 nationally in scoring at home.

Wisc-Milwaukee won its last outing, a 57-55 result against Valparaiso on December 29. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Wisc-Milwaukee earned a 57-55 victory over Valparaiso on Thursday, getting 17 points from Tony Meier at Athletics-Recreation Center.

Butler won its last outing, a 53-49 result against Wisc-Green Bay on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Butler got 13 points from Andrew Smith en route to a 53-49 victory over Wisc-Green Bay on Thursday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-3
Before playing Western Michigan are 4-1
After playing Valparaiso are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-2
Before playing Wright State are 9-1
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Panthers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wisc-Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Butler
Wisc-Milwaukee is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wisc-Milwaukee is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Butler
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee
Butler is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
Butler is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Wisc-Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Butler's last 7 games when playing at home against Wisc-Milwaukee

Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee at Western Michigan, Tuesday, January 3
Butler at Wright State, Friday, January 6