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NCAAB Game Preview - Bulldogs underdogs vs Bulldogs at Gonzaga

Butler BulldogsGonzaga Bulldogs
Dec 20, 9:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds


The Gonzaga Bulldogs host Butler on Tuesday, looking to build on their 7-2 mark against the 5-6 Bulldogs in college hoops action at McCarthey Athletic Center.

The Bulldogs sit at 7-2 (4-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 5-6 (1-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Gonzaga is 3-5-1 OU, and Butler is 5-3 OU.

View Butler vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 127 and the Bulldogs sitting at No. 73. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 76-69 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 121 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.7 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 116 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 163-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 190 with 6 per game.

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Butler, they were a 67-65 winner as they battled Purdue at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. The Bulldogs grabbed a 67-65 win over the Boilermakers on Saturday, behind a 12-point effort from Andrew Smith at Conseco Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Gonzaga, they were a 71-60 winner as they battled Arizona at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Wildcats were burned for 25 points by Elias Harris on Saturday as the Bulldogs put another game in the win column, 71-60, at Key Arena.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Stanford are 2-0
After playing Purdue are 3-0
After a win are 6-4

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 2-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Bulldogs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Butler's last 12 games on the road
Butler is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Gonzaga is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 7 games

Next up:
Butler at Stanford, Thursday, December 22
Gonzaga home to Air Force, Thursday, December 22