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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bulldogs over Highlanders

NJIT HighlandersButler Bulldogs
6-8December 28, 2013, 01:00 | Hinkle Fieldhouse9-2

Butler will look to improve on its 9-2 record on Saturday when they host NJIT in NCAA basketball odds action at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Butler battles the Highlanders, currently sitting with a 6-8 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-6 for the Bulldogs and 0-1 for the Highlanders.

View NJIT Highlanders vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting NJIT before tip-off in this one found them as 22.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 42-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 346-rated Highlanders in this matchup.

In their last action, NJIT was a 77-65 loser on the road against St. Francis NY. NJIT suffered a 77-65 loss against St. Francis NY on Monday, getting 18 points from Terrence Smith in a losing effort at Pope Center.

Butler won its last outing, a 68-59 result against Evansville on December 21. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs grabbed a 68-59 win over the Purple Aces on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Alex Barlow at Ford Center.

A few Highlanders at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Butler is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Butler is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
NJIT at Hofstra, Monday, December 30th
Butler at Villanova, Tuesday, December 31st