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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Butler Bulldogs in Battle with Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern Wildcats


Butler Bulldogs
Saturday, December 06, 2014 4:30 PM ET
Hinkle Fieldhouse

The Butler Bulldogs host Northwestern on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-1 mark against the 5-2 Wildcats in college basketball betting action at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Butler Bulldogs betting line as -10-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Butler Bulldogs battles the Northwestern Wildcats, currently sitting with a 5-2 mark (2-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 1-4 for the Butler Bulldogs and 1-2 for the Northwestern Wildcats.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 14 (Butler) and the No. 238 (Northwestern) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Northwestern Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Butler's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 72.86 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 61 at 60.14 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 44.86% so far, more than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern suffered a 66-58 loss against Georgia Tech on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Alex Olah in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

The battle between the Bulldogs and Sycamores didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Indiana State was handed a 77-54 defeat on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Betting Odds Trends

Northwestern is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Northwestern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northwestern is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Miss Valley State, Sunday, December 14th
Butler at Kennesaw State, Monday, December 8th