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Georgetown Hoyas home to Butler Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball betting action

Butler BulldogsGeorgetown Hoyas
12-10February 08, 2014, 01:00 | Verizon Center13-9

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bulldogs of Butler hit the hard court against the Hoyas of Georgetown.

The Hoyas sport a record of 13-9 and 10-11 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 12-10 and 10-9-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-10 for the Hoyas and 9-11 for the Bulldogs.

View Butler Bulldogs vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Georgetown in this one found them as -5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 213-rated Hoyas and the No. 235-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Butler was a 69-62 loser on the road against Marquette. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as underdogs. Kellen Dunham scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 69-62 to Marquette at Bradley Center on Tuesday).

Georgetown was a 71-59 winner in its last match on the road against DePaul. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. Georgetown got 26 points from Markel Starks en route to a 71-59 victory over DePaul on Monday at Allstate Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgetown's No. 158-ranked scoring average of 70.86 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 74 and allowing 67.23 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 45.9% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (43.89% per game).

A few Bulldogs at Hoyas trends to consider:
Butler is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Butler is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games
Butler is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgetown is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgetown's last 6 games
Georgetown is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Butler home to Xavier, Tuesday, February 11th
Georgetown at Providence, Monday, February 10th