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Villanova Wildcats vs Butler Bulldogs: Don Best Odds & Insights for 12/16/2020

The No. 7 Villanova Wildcats (5-1) are 7-point favorites as they look to extend a three-game winning streak when they host the Butler Bulldogs (1-0) on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Finneran Pavilion. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The over/under for the matchup is set at 61.5.

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Villanova vs Butler Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Villanova -7 -110 -110 61.5 -110 -110 -440 340

Villanova Leaders

  • Collin Gillespie leads the Wildcats in points and assists. He contributes 15.2 points per game while also adding 4.5 assists.
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl paces Villanova with 8.2 rebounds per game.
  • The Wildcats are led by Gillespie from beyond the arc. He hits 2.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Villanova's steals leader is Gillespie, who grabs 1.5 per game. Robinson-Earl leads the team averaging 0.7 blocks a contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Bo Hodges racked up 12.7 points per game last season.
  • Aaron Thompson dished out 4.7 assists per game and Bryce Nze grabbed 6.6 rebounds per matchup.
  • Jair Bolden had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He made 1.6 shots from deep per game.
  • Hodges averaged 1.4 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.

Villanova vs Butler: Last 2 Meetings

The Wildcats and the Bulldogs have split their last two matchups 1-1. The Wildcats and the Bulldogs have a tied 1-1 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Villanova vs Butler (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/5/2020 Butler -2.5 130 -151 123 Regular Season 79-76 BUTLER
1/21/2020 Villanova -3.5 129 -175 140 Regular Season 76-61 VILL

Points Insights

  • Last year, the Wildcats averaged 11.1 more points per game (73.2) than the Bulldogs allowed (62.1).
  • Villanova went 10-0-1 against the spread and 22-3 overall last season when scoring more than 62.1 points.
  • When Butler gave up more than 73.2 points last season, it went 2-6 against the spread and 2-6 overall.
  • The Bulldogs' 68.5 points per game last year were only 2.1 more points than the 66.4 the Wildcats allowed.
  • Butler went 13-0 against the spread and 16-2 overall when it scored more than 66.4 points last season.
  • Villanova finished 2-12 against the spread and 10-6 overall when it gave up more than 68.5 points last season.
  • The Wildcats totaled 211 more points than their opponents last season (6.8 per game on average), and the Bulldogs scored 199 more points than their opponents (6.4 per game).

Rebounding Insights

  • The Wildcats and the Bulldogs hauled in rebounds at nearly the same clip last season (32.7 and 32.2 boards per game, respectively).
  • When Villanova earned the rebounding advantage they were 8-9-1 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Butler was 2-5.
  • The Wildcats and the Bulldogs were evenly matched on the offensive glass last season, with the teams averaging similar numbers (7.4 and 7.8 offensive boards per game, respectively).
  • The Bulldogs were 3-7-1 against the spread when they won the battle on the boards. The Wildcats were 2-4 when they lost the rebounding edge.
  • Both teams thrived on the boards last season. Villanova recorded an average rebounding margin of +2.3 rebounds per game. Butler averaged a margin of +4.1 rebounds.
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