Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats 1/21/2020 Odds, Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats 1/21/2020 – The Villanova Wildcats are riding a four-game winning streak. They would like to extend their streak at they face the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday, January 21. This game will be played at the Finneran Pavillion in Villanova, Pennsylvania and it will be televised by CBS Sports Network at 7 pm Eastern Time. SofaScore will feature the game online through live streaming. The Wildcats are undefeated at home and they are the favored team to win by Bet Basketball Game over the visiting Bulldogs.
Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats 1/21/2020
Butler Bulldogs right now has lost two games in a row and hopes to avoid a losing streak losing to Seton Hall Pirates and the latest was against DePaul Blue Demons who they lost by 13 points. Kamar Baldwin led the team scoring with 16 points but he shot 6-of-16 from the field. Jordan Tucker was fantastic doing 13 points in 22 minutes while Sean McDermott had 10 points and eight rebounds. If Butler wants the chance to give the Wildcats their first loss at home, they need to play a perfect game. Aaron Thompson and Bryce Golden should do more and give more space for Baldwin to take better percentage shots.
Players to watch: K. Baldwin G (18 GP 29.7 MIN 15.1 PTS 4.3 REB 2.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.5 BLK 2.3 TO 42 FG% 84.8 FT% 34.2 3P%), S. McDermott F (18 GP 31.9 MIN 11.5 PTS 5.5 REB 0.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 50.7 FG% 86.8 FT% 42.2 3P%), J. Tucker F (17 GP 21.1 MIN 9.6 PTS 3.9 REB 0.8 AST 0.2 STL 0.2 BLK 1.5 TO 39.8 FG% 80 FT% 39.8 3P%).
The Wildcats are starting to make noise again in the league. This team is currently ranked as the 9th best team in the country right now. In their last game, they won over the Connecticut Huskies by 6 points. Jermaine Samuels led the team with 19 points, five rebounds and three steals while Colling Gillespie had 12 points. James Robinson-Earl has fallen from the NBA radar scouts and in this game, he made a fair 11 points and seven rebounds. Saddiq Bey is the team’s leading scorer and he just had 9 points. This Villanova team is loaded with top talent and they carry the edge over the Bulldogs right now. They need Bey to come out with a better game because Butler is a team that can surprise them at home.
Players to watch: S. Bey F (17 GP 32.7 MIN 15.1 PTS 5 REB 2.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.6 BLK 1.4 TO 50.3 FG% 80.4 FT% 44.9 3P%), C. Gillespie G (17 GP 32.8 MIN 14.9 PTS 2.8 REB 4.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 2.1 TO 41.8 FG% 83.6 FT% 38.1 3P%), J. Samuels F (17 GP 29.6 MIN 10.9 PTS 5.2 REB 2.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 47.8 FG% 65.5 FT% 27.8 3P%
Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Predictions
Butler is 15-3 SU in their last 18 games.
Wildcats are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Picks
The Wildcats are coming in this game with the edge over the Bulldogs according to Sportsbook. These are two of the top teams that are expected to make a run in March Madness. Butler is ranked by ESPN at #13 while Villanova is #9 and it is safe to bet on the Wildcats with just those numbers.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Bulldogs as the underdogs are at +165 while the Wildcats are at -190.
Spread: It is just 2.5 points across the spread with Butler on the +2.5 while at the other side is Villanova with -2.5.
Total: The Total handed to this game is 127.5 with the Wildcats going under and Bulldogs are over.
Score Prediction: 66-62, Wildcats win.