Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Friars vs Bulldogs CBB Odds
Looking for Providence Friars vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Friars taking on the Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Providence Butler matchup.
(17-9) Providence Friars vs. Butler Bulldogs (17-10)
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Butler -8.5
CBB Betting Total: 144.5
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Providence has one of the last four byes in Joe Lunardi’s latest bracket. Of course, the biggest reason why is the latest win over Villanova last weekend.
Villanova shot 3-for-20 from three. Call it good defense but not even the best defense will hold the ‘Cats to 15 percent from three-point range by itself. The Friars were fortunate in that regard.
Four of Providence’s starters were in double-figures, including Kyron Cartwright who led the team with 17.
The Friars didn’t shoot particularly well themselves but did force 19 Villanova turnovers, which did have a lot to do with their defense.
Butler remains on the eight line in Lunardi’s latest projection. That is despite losing a home game to Georgetown that hurt the Bulldogs, both on the resume and in the standings.
Butler is now 7–6 and behind Providence in the Big East but I don’t believe that it is actually a worse team than the Friars. We’ll find out this weekend.
Kelan Martin is going to be the best player on the floor in this game. He averaged 30 points per game in three games against DePaul, Xavier and Villanova before the Hoyas held him to just 22. He shot 1-for-9 from three in that one.
There are just four games left on Butler’s regular season schedule. It hosts Creighton next week before road games at St. John’s and Seton Hall.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 20-6 in PROV last 26 Sat. games.
- PROV are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games.
- Under is 6-2 in PROV last 8 overall.
- Over is 7-2 in BUT last 9 home games.
- Head to Head: PROV are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
- Head to Head: PROV are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Butler.
Free Providence Friars vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction: Butler.
I’m not putting much stock in Providence’s win over Villanova. Butler is the better team in this one.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Butler ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Providence 71 – Butler 81
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