Providence at Butler: 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Providence at Butler: 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Kris Craig / USA TODAY NETWORK

Butler Bulldogs (13-14) vs Providence Friars (21-3)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Butler Bulldogs +3 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Providence Friars and Butler Bulldogs face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse. When these two teams faced off on January 23rd it was Providence that won 69-62. 

Butler was led by Chuck Harris who finished with 21 points. Center Nate Watson was the top player for Providence finishing with 18 points and seven rebounds. 

Providence comes into this game with a 21-3 record overall and they have gone 14-11 against the spread. Providence has been playing really well this season, but in the last game against Villanova they couldn’t pull out a victory. Providence gave up 89 points to Villanova. The Friars are averaging 71.5 points while their defense is giving up 65.6 points per game. Center Nate Watson has been the top player for Providence averaging 13.8 points while shooting 55.8 percent from the field. Providence has done a good job, for the most part, this season closing out games, and they need to have a big second half. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Butler Bulldogs who sit with a 13-14 record overall and they have gone 11-15 against the spread. The Bulldogs are having a down season and in the last game against St. John’s they lost 91-57. Butler is averaging 63.4 points while their defense is giving up 66 points per game. Chuck Harris has been the top player for Butler averaging 10.7 points while shooting 35.6 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

Providence is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games. Butler is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record. The over is 5-1 in Butler’s last six games. The over is 4-1 in Butler’s last six home games. 

Butler is having an awful season, and their offense is going to struggle against Providence in this game. Look for Butler to finish with only 50 or 55 points and that will be the difference as the Friars cruise to the victory. Back Providence against the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Providence -3

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