Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Betting Odds and College Football Predictions


Villanova Wildcats
Villanova Wildcats
13-0 (3-0 V)
4:00 pm ET, Saturday, December 30, 2017
Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Butler Bulldogs
Butler Bulldogs
11-3 (8-0 H)
CBS
 
Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs Betting Odds and College Football Predictions

The Butler University basketball team will see if recent history can repeat itself.

Last season, the host Bulldogs upset No. 1 Villanova 66-58 on Jan. 4. The Wildcats, who won the 2016 NCAA championship, were 14-0 heading into that game. Butler then knocked off No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Feb. 22.

The Bulldogs (11-3, 1-0 Big East) will host No. 1 Villanova (13-0, 1-0) in Big East action at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The atmosphere is expected to be charged with a capacity crowd.

Jordan, a former Butler assistant coach and player, replaced Chris Holtmann who took the Ohio State job after last season.

The Bulldogs are 8-0 at home this season. Butler rebounded from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat host Georgetown 91-89 in double overtime on Wednesday night.

Jordan is impressed with the Wildcats' efficiency.

Villanova is led by junior point guard Jalen Brunson, a top candidate for Big East Player of the Year, and redshirt junior forward Mikal Bridges.

Brunson is averaging 17.9 points and 5.0 assists. Brunson is shooting 59 percent from the field, including 51 percent on 3-pointers. Bridges is averaging 17.5 points, hitting 51 percent of his shots, including 45 percent on 3s.

As a team, the Wildcats are shooting 50.9 percent from the field.

Wright said the Wildcats will rely on their veterans early in the conference season.

Wright said he has heard comparisons between Villanova and Butler.

Villanova won the first seven games in the series prior to last season. The two teams only met once before Butler joined the Big East.

On Friday, Villanova announced that forward Jermaine Samuels has a broken bone in his left hand and will miss at least six weeks.

 

DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
DePaul Blue Demons +14 (-110) +800 156 (-110)o
Xavier Musketeers -14 (-110) -1700 156 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Xavier 89, DePaul 76

 


 

DePaul Blue Demons vs Xavier Musketeers VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

DePaul Blue Demons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-6 6-5 1-1 7-5-1 6-4-1 1-1 74.92 70.54 4.38
Last 10 6-4 5-4 1-0 6-3-1 5-3-1 1-0 76.20 70.60 5.60
vs Conf 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 85.00 103.00 -18.00

Xavier Musketeers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 13-1 10-0 3-1 11-3 8-2 3-1 87.21 71.07 16.14
Last 10 9-1 7-0 2-1 7-3 5-2 2-1 84.30 74.10 10.20
vs Conf 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 91.00 87.00 4.00

Betting Odds Trends

DePaul Blue Demons

DePaul is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
DePaul is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
DePaul is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
DePaul is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
DePaul is 2-19 SU in its last 21 games on the road
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Xavier
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Xavier
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Xavier

Xavier Musketeers

Xavier is 18-4 ATS in its last 22 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 7 games
Xavier is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Xavier is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul

Injuries

DePaul Blue Demons

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Devin Gage G out for season - Achilles - 12/12/17 Gage is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Xavier Musketeers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
3/8/17 XAV 75 DEP 64 -7.5/141.5 XAV/U
3/4/17 DEP 65 XAV 79 5/144.5 XAV/U
2/8/17 XAV 72 DEP 61 -14.5/143 DEP/U
1/30/16 DEP 65 XAV 86 10/147.5 XAV/O
1/12/16 XAV 84 DEP 64 -17.5/148.5 XAV/U
1/24/15 XAV 89 DEP 76 -12/148.5 XAV/O
1/3/15 DEP 71 XAV 68 10.5/152.5 DEP/U
2/19/14 XAV 83 DEP 64 -13.5/145 XAV/O
1/20/14 DEP 74 XAV 84 5.5/142.5 XAV/O
12/27/97 XAV 73 DEP 56 -25/- DEP/-

DePaul: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS DEP FG Opp FG Reb
12/27/17 VILL 85-103 (L) 15/145 LO 29/71 38/70 47-30
12/21/17 M-OH 83-66 (W) -13/137.5 WO 30/62 23/55 27-33
12/16/17 NW 60-62 (L) 5.5/138.5 WU 22/53 24/60 33-34
12/11/17 AAMU 83-59 (W) -24.5/143 LU 31/58 21/59 33-30
12/9/17 @UIC 65-55 (W) -4.5/146 WU 25/60 15/49 33-34
12/6/17 CCSU 85-57 (W) -11/139 WO 34/69 22/59 43-25
12/2/17 YSU 89-73 (W) -16.5/150.5 LO 34/59 26/60 30-27
11/26/17 PORT (N) 82-69 (W) -9.5/145 WO 32/70 24/53 38-26
11/24/17 ORE (N) 79-89 (L) (OT) 12/147 WO 28/66 28/62 29-35
11/23/17 MSU (N) 51-73 (L) 13/148 LU 13/51 25/53 22-37

Xavier: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS XAV FG Opp FG Reb
12/27/17 @MARQ 91-87 (W) -3/162 WO 31/61 32/69 33-33
12/22/17 @UNI 77-67 (W) -6/138.5 WO 25/48 23/57 33-26
12/19/17 MRSH 81-77 (W) -19.5/176 LU 27/59 27/69 44-29
12/16/17 ETSU 68-66 (W) -21.5/156.5 LU 25/66 25/67 43-35
12/9/17 COLO 96-69 (W) -17/155 WO 35/58 25/65 33-28
12/6/17 KENT 96-70 (W) -24/156 WO 33/62 24/59 34-25
12/2/17 CIN 89-76 (W) -3/147 WO 27/57 29/69 37-26
11/28/17 BAY 76-63 (W) -4.5/146 WU 25/56 24/56 36-27
11/24/17 @ASU (N) 86-102 (L) -6.5/165.5 LO 30/54 33/59 25-26
11/23/17 @GW (N) 83-64 (W) -18/149 WU 33/57 23/57 35-26

 

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