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Villanova Wildcats Favored by -5.5 Point Spread Against the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday

The Villanova Wildcats will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Butler Bulldogs in this one found them listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Butler Bulldogs are 11-3 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs the number. The Villanova Wildcats, meanwhile, are 13-0 and 9-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 8-5 and the Villanova Wildcats go 9-4 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Butler Bulldogs at No. 11 and the Villanova Wildcats at No. 2 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 83 nationally ranked offense (78.64 points per game) against a Villanova Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 47 at 65.85 PPG. The Butler Bulldogs have been averaging 47.53% from the field, less than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (50.88% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 20 points from Mikal Bridges as Villanova ran past DePaul 103-85 on Wednesday at Wintrust Arena.

Kamar Baldwin poured in a team-high 31 points for Butler on Wednesday, as they defeated Georgetown University 91-89 at Capitol One Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Villanova's last 5 games
  • Villanova is 6-0-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Butler is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 5 games
  • Butler is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Butler is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova home to Marquette, Saturday, January 6th
Butler at Xavier, Tuesday, January 2nd