Jaguars vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The 18th-ranked Butler Bulldogs will be huge favorites at home this afternoon as they play the Southern Jaguars? Will Butler cover the big number as it looks to rebound from its first loss?
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Hinkle Fieldhouse at 12PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Bulldogs are a 29-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 130 points. As of Saturday morning, 76 percent of public bets are being placed on host Butler. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Jaguars drop third straight
Southern lost by a score of 85-62 Thursday night at Wright State to drop to 3-7 overall and 0-7 on the road. Damiree Burns paced the Jaguars with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also grabbed nine rebounds. Brendon Brooks added 16 points and four boards off the bench. Southern trailed 44-33 at halftime and was unable to recover.
Bulldogs edged by Bears
Butler suffered a 53-52 defeat Tuesday night at 11th-ranked Baylor to fall to 9-1 overall and 1-1 on the road. The Bulldogs outscored the Bears 28-19 in the second half but could not quite rally all the way back. Kamar Baldwin led Butler with 19 points on 9-of-24 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also registered seven rebounds and three assists. Sean McDermott added 16 points and five boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jaguars are 4-0 ATS in their last four Saturday games. Southern is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
The Bulldogs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Butler is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
Butler will be facing one of the worst teams in the country this afternoon, but it could be a trap game. Not in the sense that it will be relatively close, but the Bulldogs might not have their usual focus. They have played a very difficult schedule and are coming off a tough loss at Baylor, while a showdown with Purdue is on deck. While Butler still should win relatively easy, I see it staying inside the number. Southern lost by 15 at a top 100 squad in Akron so the potential is there to at least show a little life.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SOUTHERN JAGUARS +29