Providence vs. Butler - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (21-9) at Providence Friars (21-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -3 -- Over/Under: 133 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, MASN2
The Providence Friars and the Butler Bulldogs face off on Saturday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Big East college basketball action.
The Providence Friars are 21-9 this season and ranked 24th in the nation as winners of four of their last five games. Providence is averaging 70.6 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. LaDontae Henton leads the Friars averaging 20.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. Kris Dunn is averaging 15.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, Tyler Harris is averaging 10.1 points, and Carson Derosiers is averaging 7.0 points. Providence is 13-3 at home and 11-6 in the Big East.
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The Butler Bulldogs are 21-9 this season and they are ranked 21st in the nation. Butler is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Kellen Dunham leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.7 points per game. Roosevelt Jones is averaging 12.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 11 points, and Alex Barlow is averaging 8.8 points. Butler is 6-4 on the road and 12-6 in the Big East.
Providence is 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games, 14-6-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Butler is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 2-5 against the spread against the Big East, and 5-2 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record.
The total is at 133 but I can see this one sailing well over with these two sharp shooters so the over is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.