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Old Dominion Monarchs visit Butler Bulldogs in NCAAB hoops battle

Old Dominion MonarchsButler Bulldogs
March 17, 12:40 PM | Verizon Center

Old Dominion Monarchs vs Butler Bulldogs Odds


The visiting Monarchs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Butler Bulldogs.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Verizon Center.

The Bulldogs are 23-9 so far on the season, and 15-13-1 ATS vs. the number. The Monarchs, meanwhile, are 27-6 and 14-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 16-13 and the Monarchs go 14-12-1 on the totals.

View Old Dominion vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 1.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 38 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Monarchs sit at No. 43 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 74-73.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Butler's No. 71-ranked offense, averaging 72.8 PPG, against a Monarchs defense that ranks No. 5 at 58.3 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Monarchs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Old Dominion features the nation's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 59 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Old Dominion, they were a 70-65 winner as they battled Virginia Commonwealth. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite.

Butler was a 59-44 winner in their most recent outing against Wisc-Milwaukee. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites.

Old Dominion Monarchs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Wisc-Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Monarchs at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Butler's last 6 games