Butler Bulldogs (1-0) at Villanova Wildcats (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Finneran Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -12 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Butler Bulldogs and Villanova Wildcats meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Finneran Pavilion.
The Butler Bulldogs look for a win after beating Western Michigan in their season opener. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 66 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 46 percent shooting. Aaron Thompson is averaging 21 points and two rebounds while Jair Bolden is averaging 15 points and nine rebounds. Bryce Nze is dishing one assist and Chuck Harris is grabbing three rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 25 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game.
The Villanova Wildcats look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Villanova Wildcats are averaging 77.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Collin Gillespie is averaging 15.2 points and 3.3 rebounds while Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is averaging 15 points and 8.2 rebounds. Caleb Daniels is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Moore is grabbing five rebounds. The Villanova Wildcats are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Villanova Wildcats are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Bulldogs last 14 Wednesday games. The under is 20-7 in Wildcats last 27 overall. The favorite is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Butler Bulldogs haven't played in weeks and Western Michigan isn't exactly the toughest test in the world to get an idea of where they're at as a team. The Villanova Wildcats are off to a strong start with a handful of notable wins, and they've covered four of their last five games. This line is a bit steep, but we have a better idea of where Villanova is at as a team and its a little easier to trust them with a larger sample size. It's Villanova or pass for me.