Butler vs. Indiana Prediction
An in-state rivalry will have another chapter this afternoon as the Butler Bulldogs battle the slightly favored 25th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers in a neutral setting. Is Butler going to pull off the road upset today?
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 3:45PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hoosiers are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 140.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 61 percent of public bets are coming in on Indiana. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bulldogs dominate NIU
Butler ran out to a 51-28 halftime advantage at home last Saturday in a 95-68 win over Northern Illinois. Sean McDermott led the Bulldogs (7-2) with 23 points as he shot 7-of-12 from 3-point range. Paul Jorgensen contributed 16 points, three rebounds and three assists. Joey Brunk tallied 15 points, four boards and two assists off the bench. Kamar Baldwin had 13 points, seven rebounds and four dimes. Henry Baddley added 11 points, five rebounds and two assists. Butler shot 34-of-56 from the floor includling a sizzling 17-of-32 from 3-point range and a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line.
Hoosiers rally past Cardinals
Indiana came from behind in the second half last Saturday to record a 68-67 home victory over Louisville. The Hoosiers (8-2) outscored the Cardinals 40-34 in the second half of the win. Romeo Langford led Indiana with 21 points on 6-of-11 shooting plus 9-of-14 at the charity stripe. He also dished out four assists. Juwan Morgan contributed 15 points along with five rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. Rob Phinisee added 10 points and six rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Saturday games. The Bulldogs are 44-17-2 ATS in their last 63 neutral site games.
The Hoosiers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven neutral site games. Indiana is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games overall.
This should be a tightly contested game that probably goes down to the wire, but even in a new season those Butler neutral site ATS numbers through the years are hard to ignore. The Bulldogs are the ranked team here and as the underdogs, I feel they will play like they aren't getting respect. Indiana will be in its backyard, but I'm taking the Bulldogs to get the job done.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER BULLDOGS +2