DePaul vs. Butler Pick
Two struggling Big East teams meet up tonight at 7PM ET when Butler plays host to DePaul. Which team has the edge to cover in this one?
According to oddsmakers from oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Butler is the clear favorite at home tonight, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -14 points against DePaul. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 145 points.
Butler is 13-6 on the season, 2-5 in the Big East, 8-2 at home and 8-11 against the spread. DePaul is 7-12 overall, 1-6 in the Big East, 3-5 on the road and 7-11 against the spread. Butler has won four straight meetings, but the two have split the spread in those four games, with DePaul covering in the first meeting on Jan. 5 of this season.
DePaul lost the first meeting by five at home. They are coming off a surprising win over Marquette on the road, but that broke a six-game losing streak. Kellen Dunham leads Butler against a team he’s dominated, averaging 21.6 points in five career games against them. They’ve lost two straight on the road and will be up for this game at home. Butler averages 89.1 points per game and shoots 52.2 percent from the field at home.
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