Bucknell vs. Butler Odds

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LEXINGTON, KY (TheSpread) – A former Cinderella in Butler looks to avoid the upset this time around when it takes on Bucknell in NCAA Tournament action on Thursday at 12:40PM ET.

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This game will be played from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky and is part of the East Region with Butler as the sixth seed and Bucknell the 11th seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Butler is the slight favorite in this game, as the Bulldogs have odds of -3.5 points against Bucknell. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 122.5 points. The opening odds had Butler favored by 4.5 points. The spread hit a low of 3 points before closing at Butler -3.5.   

Butler is an at-large bid out of the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Bulldogs have a 26-8 overall record and went 11-5 in conference play, finishing tied for third. Butler ranks 20th in the RPI rankings and went 6-6 against teams ranked in the top 50 of the RPI. Butler was 5-2 on a neutral floor this season and went 18-13-1 against the spread.

Bucknell enters the tournament as champion of the Patriot League. The Bison went 28-5 during the season and 12-2 in conference play, winning the regular season and tournament championships. Bucknell has won seven straight games entering the tournament. Bucknell sits 52nd in the RPI rankings and it went 1-1 against teams in the RPI top 50. Bucknell was 1-0 in games on a neutral floor this season and it went 2-4 against the spread in six lined games.

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2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – Bucknell vs. Butler

713 Bucknell +3.5 Over 122.5

714 Butler -3.5 Under 122.5

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