Villanova vs. Butler - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (18-8) at Villanova Wildcats (23-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Butler Bulldogs and Villanova Wildcats square off Saturday afternoon at The Pavilion.
The Butler Bulldogs look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 80.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Kelan Martin is averaging 16.2 points and 6.7 rebounds while Kellen Dunham is averaging 15.8 points and 1.5 assists. Roosevelt Jones is dishing 4.8 assists and Andrew Chrabascz is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Butler Bulldogs have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Villanova Wildcats have lost just one game since Christmas. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 76 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Josh Hart is averaging 14.8 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.1 points and 4.1 assists. Kris Jenkins is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Jalen Brunson is dishing 2.8 assists. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Villanova Wildcats have won 20 of their last 21 home games.
The Bulldogs are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 vs. Big East and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Villanova is beating the hell out of teams left and right and is one of the top home teams in the country. Butler is capable of making this game close, but there's a higher chance of a Wildcats blowout. Give me the home team by double digits.