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(20-12) Butler Bulldogs vs. Villanova Wildcats (28-4)
Date: Friday, March 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Villanova -8
CBB Betting Total: 151
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The Butler Bulldogs pulled an “upset” that really wasn’t a surprise to anybody in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament.
I don’t mean to suggest Seton Hall wasn’t a worthy #3 seed but the two teams are just about even and they played that way, going down the the wire before Matt Wideman tipped in a Kamar Baldwin miss with four seconds on the clock to put Butler ahead for good.
Baldwin was incredible for Butler and Khadeen Carrington nearly won it with his and-1 basket that put the Hall up with 12 seconds left. The Pirates will still be a tournament team but will have to beat a 1 or a 2-seed to get to the Sweet Sixteen, pending an upset.
Butler handed Villanova its first loss of the season when it was the #1 team in the land, at full strength. That win came in Hinkle Fieldhouse and was Butler’s third consecutive win against Villanova.
It nearly did it again in Philly but Villanova wouldn’t let that happen in the second half of another great game.
Conventional wisdom suggests this should be another great game and it is in fact likely. I also see another possibility of Villanova going into overdrive starting right now and really beating some teams badly between now and the Final Four.
Here we go. Villanova didn’t win the Big East but, all things considered, it’s where it wants to be.
The Wildcats showed what they are capable of in the conference with two convincing wins over Xavier. They’re also healthy, which isn’t secondary to anything.
It’s hard to imagine anyone bumping Villanova from the 1-line. If the winner of Duke/Carolina today goes on to win the ACC Tournament, it could be in line, but it would probably require Villanova losing today.
I just don’t think it matters much. This is the best team in the country and it won’t be an underdog to anybody from here, until the season ends. The Wildcats are my title favorite and should be yours too.
CBB Betting Trends:
- BUT are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- BUT are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big East.
- Under is 5-2-1 in BUT last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 11-2 in VILL last 13 vs. Big East.
- VILL are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Fri. games.
- Over is 19-7 in VILL last 26 overall.
Free Butler vs. Villanova NCAAB Prediction: Villanova smashes.
Sort of think this is coming. Butler with the points will be the trendy play, though.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Villanova -8
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Butler 72 – Villanova 85
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