Butler at Providence 3/10/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Providence Friars (24-4) vs Butler Bulldogs (14-18)
Game Info: Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: Providence -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Butler Bulldogs and Providence Friars face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown in the Big East at Madison Square Garden. When these two teams faced off on February 20th it was Providence that won 71-70.
Nate Watson was the top player for Providence scoring 22 points and grabbing three rebounds. Butler was paced by Chuck Harris who finished with 17 points.
Butler comes into this game with a 14-18 record and they have gone 15-16 against the spread. Even though Butler has had some issues this season they are coming off a big upset on Xavier. It took double overtime to get the job done, but Butler was able to win 89-82. Chuck Harris was the top player for Butler scoring 29 points. Butler is averaging 63.1 points while their defense is giving up 66.5 points per game. Chuck Harris has been the top player for Butler averaging 10.7 points while shooting 36.5 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Providence Friars who sit with a 24-4 record overall and they have gone 17-11 against the spread. Providence is the number one seed in the tournament, but they are coming off a loss in their last game against Villanova. Providence made a big comeback late, but they were defeated by a point. Providence is averaging 72.5 points while their defense is giving up 66.6 points per game. Center Nate Watson has been the top player for Providence averaging 13.7 points while shooting 56 percent from the field. There are four different players that are averaging at least 10.4 points per game.
Butler pulled off the big upset on Wednesday, but they are going to have tired legs and are facing a well rested team in Providence. The offense is going to be an issue again in this game for Butler, and that is going to be the difference as Providence cruises the victory. In terms of the total, the lack of scoring by Butler will keep this game under the total.
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