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Raiders vs Bulldogs College Hoops Game Preview

Wright State RaidersButler Bulldogs
Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Wright State Raiders vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD12-11

The Wright State Raiders will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs bring a 12-11 record (4-14-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-12 Raiders, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Butler go 11-9 so far and the Raiders go 9-10-1.

View Wright State vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulldogs installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Raiders odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Butler is rated No. 110 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wright State is at No. 252. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-59 win for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 274 nationally ranked offense (63.2 points per game) against a Raiders defense that sits as the No. 42 at 60.9 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 39.8% from the field, more than the Raiders have managed so far this season (39.1% on average).

Defensively, Wright State features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Wright State, they were a 47-41 winner as they battled Loyola of Chicago at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite. Julius Mays scored 16 points leading the Raiders to a 47-41 victory over Loyola of Chicago at Nutter Center on Friday.

Butler was an 80-68 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisc-Green Bay. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Roosevelt Jones scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 80-68 to Wisc-Green Bay at Resch Center on Saturday).

Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Valparaiso are 4-6
After playing Loyola of Chicago are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 8-2
After playing Wisc-Green Bay are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Raiders at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wright State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wright State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Butler
Wright State is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Wright State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Butler
Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wright State
Butler is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Wright State
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Butler's last 8 games when playing Wright State
Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Wright State at Valparaiso, Saturday, February 4
Butler home to Detroit, Saturday, February 4