Villanova vs. Butler - 1/21/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Butler Bulldogs (15-3) at Villanova Wildcats (14-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Finneran Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -4 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Butler Bulldogs and Villanova Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Finneran Pavilion.
The Butler Bulldogs need a win here after back-to-back losses. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 68.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 57.1 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Kamar Baldwin is averaging 15.1 points and 4.3 rebounds while Sean McDermott is averaging 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Bryce Nze is dishing 1.2 assists and Jordan Tucker is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Butler Bulldogs have split their last four road games.
The Villanova Wildcats look for another win to build on a four-game winning streak. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 74.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.8 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Saddiq Bey is averaging 15.1 points and five rebounds while Collin Gillespie is averaging 14.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jermaine Samuels is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats haven’t lost a home game since November 2018.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Wildcats are 31-15 ATS in their last 46 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The under is 4-1-1 in Bulldogs last 6 Tuesday games. The under is 6-1 in Wildcats last 7 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-6 ATS on the season and have shown they can win on the road, as they outscore teams by an average of 4.1 points and shoot 45.7 percent from the field. The Villanova Wildcats win at home by an average of 12.8 points and haven't lost a home game in about a season and a half. You can make a case for Butler and the consistency, but Villanova has been one of the better home teams in the country the last few years and I'd need more points to fade them in this spot. I'll lay the reasonable four points.