Butler vs. Providence - 1/6/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (11-4) at Butler Bulldogs (11-4)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -7 -- Over/Under: 128 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Butler Bulldogs and the Providence Friars face off on Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Big East college basketball action.
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-4 this season and have won three of their last four games. Butler is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 57.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.5 percent. Kellen Dunham is averaging 16.9 points per game to lead the Bulldogs. Roosevelt Jones is averaging 11.2 points and 5.7 rebounds, Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 9.6 points, and Kelan Martin is averaging 8.8 points. Butler is 7-0 at home this season.
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The Providence Friars are 11-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Marquette that ended a 5-game winning streak. Providence is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. LaDontae Henton is averaging 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game to lead the Friars. Kris Dunn is averaging 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game, Tyler Harris is averaging 11.4 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Carson Desrosiers is averaging 7.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Providence is 0-3 on the road this season.
Providence is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games, and 5-1 against the spread against the Big East. Providence is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread against the Big East, and 10-1-1 against the spread in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record.
The total here looks to be too low and my free pick here is that this one sails over.