The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash and the Butler Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday.
The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash will try to bounce back from an 80-77 loss at the hands of Cornell in their last game. Josh Cohen led the Red Flash with 23 points on 9 of 16 shooting with 8 rebounds and a team-high 4 assists while Landon Moore added 15 points with 4 assists of his own. Maxwell Land added 13 points on 6 of 15 shooting with a team-high 11 rebounds for the double-double while Marlon Hargis added 12 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Red Flash in the win.
The Butler Bulldogs will look to rebound from a 68-62 loss to Penn State in their last game. Manny Bates led Butler with 16 points on 8 of 12 shooting with a team-high 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double while Jayden Taylor added 14 points with 6 rebounds and Simas Lukosius added 13 points on 5 of 15 shooting with 3 threes. Chuck Harris added 11 points with 3 steals to cap off the scoring in double figures for Butler in the defeat.
St. Francis (PA) is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Butler is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 home games.
I get the case to be made between either side here, as Butler’s the better team, but I’m not sure how good I am with laying this many points with them. Instead, I’m going to side with the under here as you have two teams that are a combined 4-0-1 to the under in five games so far, and the Butler Bulldogs usually like the play a slower style to dictate the pace. All in all, I think another under is brewing here, so give me the under.