Butler vs. Villanova Prediction
Will tonight's Butler and Villanova Big East matchup be low-scoring for bettors at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Wildcats are 10-point home favorites versus the Bulldogs after opening as a 9.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 144 but has been bet all the way down to 141.5.
The Bulldogs have covered in seven of their last 10 games overall and are 5-5 against the spread during that span. They're also 15-10 at the betting window this season, but just 4-5 against the number on the road.
The Wildcats enter play having won nine of their last 10 games but are just 3-7 against the spread during that same stretch. They're 14-13 against the spread on the season, which includes a 6-6 ATS record at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 14-4 in the Wildcats' last 18 games overall. The under is also 12-4 in Villanova's last 16 conference games, is 13-3 in its last 16 games coming off a win, and is 4-0 in its last four home games versus an opponent with a winning road record. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Bulldogs' last five road games and is 4-1 in their last five road games when they play against a team with a winning home record.
WEDNESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PICKS: BUTLER/VILLANOVA UNDER 141.5