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College Basketball Matchup - Cleveland State Vikings Butler Bulldogs Odds Preview

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

Butler Bulldogs vs Cleveland State Vikings Odds

14-12TEAM RECORD20-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Butler when they take on the Vikings on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Bulldogs have watched them go 14-12 and 6-15-2 ATS on the year, while the Vikings are at 20-5 and 11-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Vikings are 10-11-1, while the Bulldogs have a 12-11 mark.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Vikings in this one, they're listed as 7-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 105-rated Vikings and the No. 115-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-63 result in favor of the Vikings.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 109 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Cleveland State’s No. 290 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Cleveland State is college basketball's No. 128-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 233 with 5.5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 80-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. Cleveland State, on the other hand, rates No. 215 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