|Game||Butler Bulldogs vs Villanova Wildcats|
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 5, 2020, 6:30 PM (EST)|
Hinkle Fieldhouse West 49th Street, Mapleton, Highwoods, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 46208, USA
BUT -2.5 Total 130
The No. 10 ranked Villanova Wildcats visit Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday for a Big East showdown with the No. 19 ranked Butler Bulldogs. Villanova fell to 17-4 overall and 7-2 in the Big East following its 76-61 loss on Saturday to the Creighton Bluejays. With the loss, the Wildcats fell out of a first-place tie in the Big East with Seton Hall.
Collin Gillespie is the leading scorer and leader in assists for Villanova with averages of 15.3 points and 4.6 assists per game, while Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the leading rebounder with an average of 9.7 per game. Villanova has five players averaging double-figures in scoring.
Butler fell to 17-5 overall and 5-4 in the Big East following its 65-61 loss on Saturday to the Providence Friars. In the loss, Butler fell to fifth place in the Big East standings three games behind first-place Seton Hall. The Bulldogs lost after winning two straight over Marquette in Georgetown, but have lost four of their last six.
Kamar Baldwin is the leading scorer for Butler with an average of 16.0 points per game while Sean McDermott is the second-leading scorer with an average of 11.8 points per game. Baldwin and McDermott are the only two players for Butler averaging double figures in scoring. Bryce Nze is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.8 per game
Recent Betting Trends
- Villanova is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 played in February
- The UNDER has cashed in each of the Wildcats last 6 played on the road
- Butler is 1-5 ATS in its last 6
- The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Bulldogs last 7
Butler has struggled of late. The Bulldogs are 2-4 straight and 1-5 ATS and their last six overall. Although Villanova is coming off a loss in his last outing, the Wildcats have won seven of their last eight SU and ATS against Butler, Villanova is 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five.In addition, Villanova has won 13 of his last 15 SU overall. Final Score Prediction, Villanova Wildcats win and cover ATS 71-67.