Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Bulldogs CBB Odds
Looking for Villanova Wildcats vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Wildcats taking on the Bulldogs on Saturday, December 30, 2017 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 Villanova Butler matchup.
(13-0) Villanova Wildcats vs. Butler Bulldogs (11-3)
Date: Saturday, December 30, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Nova -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 146.5
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Villanova rolled into the Big East undefeated and as the #1 team in all the land. KenPom’s rankings agree; ‘Nova is on top there too, nearly 2.5 points better than #2 Michigan State.
The ‘Cats stayed unbeaten in their first conference game against DePaul, winning by 18 points on the road. They stay on the road for an even tougher matchup before two home games against Marquette and Xavier.
Balanced scoring, efficient shooting, few turnovers — offensively, this team has it all. It’s defense is still elite, on a national level, but won’t stand out in the Sweet Sixteen. But offensively, this team hums.
What’s scariest about this team is that it has three seniors and they combine to average 3.5 minutes per game. There is NBA talent that won’t be around in 2019, but Jay Wright is sitting on a throne of young talent that clearly knows how to play together.
Butler escaped its conference opener at Georgetown with a two-point double overtime win. The Bulldogs were down 20 at one point but stormed back behind Kelan Martin’s 29 points in 41 minutes that ended with the game-winner.
The senior from Louisville was Butler’s best player last season and is on the shortlist of serious candidates for Big East Player of the Year this season. But he isn’t off to a great start. He’s scoring just a tad more than last season but on worse efficiency. He’s shooting 1.5 more three-pointers per game but not making any more than he did last year.
Last season, Butler beat Villanova twice, the first time at Hinkle Fieldhouse when Villanova was, you guessed it, #1 in the nation. They beat them in February at their place when Villanova was #2. Both times, ‘Nova had a big early lead and Butler came back. It’s been a theme for Butler over the last year, as documented in an article from the Indianapolis Star this week.
CBB Betting Trends:
- VILL are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- VILL are 39-17-1 ATS in their last 57 road games.
- Under is 16-7 in VILL last 23 vs. Big East.
- BUT are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- Over is 6-2 in BUT last 8 vs. Big East.
- Over is 9-4 in BUT last 13 Sat. games.
Free Villanova Wildcats vs. Butler Bulldogs NCAAB Prediction: I’m taking Villanova.
I don’t think I’ll pick against Villanova one time in the Big East, so long as it’s healthy. Seton Hall might have a chance to knock the ‘Cats off, but otherwise, this team is too complete to find a spot to confidently fade.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Nova ATS & OVER
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Villanova 82 – Butler 70
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