Villanova at Butler: 3/5/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction

Villanova at Butler: 3/5/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction Photo by Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Butler Bulldogs (13-17) vs Villanova Wildcats (22-7)

Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Butler Bulldogs +10.5 -- Over/Under: 126 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Butler Bulldogs will host the Villanova Wildcats in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday Afternoon.

The Butler Bulldogs are coming off of a 8 point loss against Marquette in their last time out. Bryce Golden had 14 points for the Bulldogs, who have lost four games in a row. Aaron Thompson added 12 points and six assists. Bryce Nze had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

The Butler Bulldogs are led in scoring by Chuck Harris who averages 10.4 points and 2.9 rebounds for this team. Bryce Golden averages 9.2 points and 3.6 rebounds a night. Jayden Taylor is the third leading scorer for the Bulldogs as he averages 8.6 points a game for this team.

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The Bulldogs are averaging 63.3 points per game on 41.9% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66.1 points per game. They are shooting 69.3% from the free throw line. 

The Villanova Wildcats are coming off of a 2 point win against Providnece in their last time out. Caleb Daniels scored 20 points, Eric Dixon added 15 and Collin Gillespie 14 in the win.

The Villanova Wildcats are led in scoring by Colin Gillespie who averages 16.5 points and 3.9 rebounds for this team. Justin Moore averages 15.3 points and 5.3 rebounds a game for this team. Jermaine Samuels is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 10.1 points a game for this team.

The Wildcats are averaging 73.7 points per game on 44.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 63.8 points per game. They are shooting 82.8% from the free throw line.

The over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 overall and is 5-1-1 in Bulldogs last 7 home games.

The Wildcats are 44-21-3 ATS in their last 68 games following a ATS loss. Although the Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600, they are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The Wildcats should win and cover on the road here.

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Clayton’s Pick Villanova -10.5

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