Butler Bulldogs vs Providence Friars College Basketball Lines & Picks


Butler Bulldogs
Butler Bulldogs
22-9 (3-0 N)
2:30 pm ET, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Providence Friars
Providence Friars
19-12 (1-3 N)
TV: Fox Sports 1
Butler Bulldogs vs Providence Friars College Basketball Lines & Picks

Butler (#24) vs Providence Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
03/12
11:30a
695
696
Butler
Providence
1
131
1
129½
1
130u-115
u55%
63%
1

Butler (#24) vs Providence Match Preview

Fourth-seeded Providence looks to carry over its strong play to end the regular season into the Big East Tournament, where it will take on five seed Butler on Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Friars won their final six games, including three over ranked opponents, to likely earn an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, and a win over the Bulldogs would only help their case.

The Friars were a spotty offensive team for most of the regular season, but that all changed over the final six games when they averaged 77 points and 1.11 points per possession. The one player that stood out the most during the win streak is graduate transfer Luwane Pipkins, who averaged 19.2 points in the six games after failing to hit double figures in eight of the previous 10 games. Pipkins, who came over from Massachusetts where he scored 1,416 points in three seasons, was a streaky shooter for much of the year before putting it all together down the stretch to make 53.7 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from 3-point territory and 81.3 percent from the foul line. The Bulldogs went 3-3 over their final six games, but come into this contest on a three-game winning streak thanks to the heroics of Kamar Baldwin, who had a career-high 36 points in the regular season finale against Xavier.

Providence vs Butler (#24)

ABOUT BUTLER (22-9): Baldwin continues to add to his legacy at Butler by earning All-Big East first-team honors to go along with second-team consideration last season and an all-freshman team nod in 2017. The senior guard stands fourth in school history in career points (1,956) and the three players above him - Darrin Fitzgerald, Kelan Martin and Chad Tucker - all have more than 2,000 career. Baldwin, a finalist for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year award along with Big East rivals Ty-Shon Alexander of Creighton and Myles Powell of Seton Hall, also ranks third in Butler history in steals (196) and field goals (746), and is eighth in career assists (364) - one spot behind teammate Aaron Thompson (386).

ABOUT PROVIDENCE (19-12): Alpha Diallo, an All-Big East second team member, was his usual solid self in February and March, averaging 15.7 points and 6.8 rebounds as the Friars won eight of their final 10 games. The senior guard will return home to New York and Madison Square Garden, where he has played well throughout his career. Diallo has averaged 14.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 10 career games at the Garden and has had big games in the Big East Tournament, including 18 points in an 80-57 victory over Butler in the first round last season and 22 points in a finals loss to Villanova in 2018.

Providence vs Butler (#24) Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Butler 22-9 16-13-2 68.55 62.13 6.42 8-7-2 6-5 13-18 6-11 5-6
Providence 19-12 16-14-1 71.42 66.16 5.26 10-6 6-4-1 15-15-1 9-7 4-6-1

Last 5 Games

Butler Bulldogs

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 7, 2020 XU 72-71 W 2 129 W/O 49.09 71.43 8 A
Mar 4, 2020 SJU 77-55 W -9 139 W/U 50.00 66.67 9 H
Feb 29, 2020 DPU 60-42 W -10.5 135 W/U 38.98 75.00 8 H
Feb 23, 2020 CREIG 59-81 L 5 140.5 L/U 37.93 64.29 6 A
Feb 19, 2020 SETON 72-74 L 5.5 134 W/O 49.09 73.33 7 A

Providence Friars

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 7, 2020 DPU 93-55 W -10 137 W/O 48.44 80.77 10 H
Mar 4, 2020 XU 80-74 W -4 133 W/O 51.79 68.42 9 H
Feb 29, 2020 NOVA 58-54 W 7.5 133 W/U 35.42 76.00 5 A
Feb 22, 2020 MARQ 84-72 W -1.5 141.5 W/O 50.91 74.07 8 H
Feb 19, 2020 GTOWN 73-63 W 1.5 145 W/U 43.86 72.22 10 A

Providence vs Butler (#24) Betting Fantasy Props Full List

Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Butler (#24) -1.0 (-110) O 129.5 (-110)
Providence +1.0 (-110) U 129.5 (-110)
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Butler (#24) -0.5 (-110) O 60.0 (-110)
Providence +0.5 (-110) U 60.0 (-110)
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