Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs 2/5/2020 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs 2/5/2020 – These are two of the best teams in the tournament that are coming off from a loss. The Villanova Wildcats got their seven-game winning streak snapped and they look to bounce back from a tough loss. They will be visiting the Butler Bulldogs at the Hinkie Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. This game will tip-off this coming Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm Eastern time. Fox Sports 1 will be airing the game on television while SofaScore has the online live stream available. This is going to be a tough match to predict but How To Bet On Basketball Games see the Wildcats as the slight underdogs heading to this game against the Bulldogs on the road.
Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs 2/5/2020
Villanova Wildcats went to an undefeated streak from almost the entire month of January to starting February on the wrong side of the bed by losing to the Creighton Bluejays by 15 points. This team has relied on Gillespie and Bey to lead them. Gillespie averages 15.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.4 steals. Bey has fallen into the NBA draft prospects as he is just on a mediocre production of 15 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists and there is still time to improve his draft stock. Going up against the Bulldogs they need guys like Moore to step up and be the x-factor.
Players to watch: C. Gillespie G (21 GP 33.4 MIN 15.3 PTS 3.6 REB 4.6 AST 1.4 STL 0.1 BLK 2 TO 41.9 FG% 84 FT% 36.2 3P%), S. Bey F (21 GP 33.6 MIN 15 PTS 5.2 REB 2.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.4 TO 47.5 FG% 78.8 FT% 45.3 3P%), J. Moore G (21 GP 29.1 MIN 11.1 PTS 2.8 REB 2 AST 0.7 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 40.3 FG% 78.6 FT% 36.2 3P%).
The Butler Bulldogs are 17-5 heading to this game against the Villanova Wildcats. Their four losses came in their last six games. After back-to-back wins against the Marquette Golden Eagles and Georgetown Hoyas, they stumbled by four points and lost to the Providence Friars. This team played 12 games at the Hinkie Fieldhouse and just lost twice and this is a good chance for them to bounce back from a tough loss. Baldwin is the best player on this team doing 16 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists, Against the Wildcats, Baldwin will need McDermott and Nze to help him on his load to increase their chances to hold court at home.
Players to watch: K. Baldwin G (22 GP 31.1 MIN 16 PTS 4.3 REB 3.1 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 40.9 FG% 86.3 FT% 29.8 3P%), S. McDermott F (22 GP 32.3 MIN 11.8 PTS 6 REB 0.9 AST 0.5 STL 0.2 BLK 0.7 TO 50 FG% 86 FT% 41.6 3P%), B. Nze F (22 GP 28.5 MIN 9.4 PTS 6.8 REB 1.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2 TO 62.9 FG% 60 FT% 50 3P%).
Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Villanova’s last 11 games.
Butler is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Betting Picks
The Wildcats are coming in with a slight disadvantage as seen by Online Betting. Villanova played six games on the road and lost twice. The much safer bet is the Butler Bulldogs who are looking to get back in winning form after this game.
Moneyline: Butler is given an ML of -142 being in their own court. On the other hand, the Wildcats are at +128.
Spread: It is just two points across the spread that is in between both teams. Villanova is at +2 while Butler is at -2.
Total: 130 points on the total is given to this game with the Wildcats the team going over while the Bulldogs are under.
Score Prediction: 68-64, Bulldogs win.