Butler vs. Villanova Free Pick
Butler has kept things close against Villanova in previous meetings at home, but can the Bulldogs hang with the Wildcats on the road today?
The two Big East rivals clash at 2:30PM ET today on Fox and according to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, Villanova is a 10.5-point home favorite. As for the total, the number currently sits at 144 points.
The Bulldogs are 6-4 in their last 10 games and are 5-4-1 against the spread over that stretch, while the Wildcats are 9-1 but just 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 games. Butler is 3-5 ATS in its lined road games this season while Villanova is 7-5 ATS in its 12 lined home games.
Butler's three home losses against Villanova since joining the Big East have been by three (in overtime), three, and five points. But the Wildcats are 10-0 this season at home and have won 36 in a row at The Pavilion. It's also Senior Day for the Wildcats, who rank fifth nationally in defensive efficiency and 15th in offensive efficiency. Even though Butler has scored 80 or more points in its past four victories, the Bulldogs will have a difficult time scoring against 'Nova today.