College basketball will have its regular season come to a close on Saturday night, after which we will be treated to some exciting Championship Week action in the lead up to March Madness. This is the time of the year that college basketball fans live for, and while this final week of play is no real indicator of what a team will do come tournament time, it can help provide a little bit of a confidence boost for teams that have not been at their best coming down the stretch. The Butler Bulldogs are currently sitting in second in the Big East Conference and have turned things around after a bit of a rough patch a few weeks ago. They will be looking to keep their winning run going when they welcome in the Seton Hall Pirates on Saturday night. This will be a good test for them heading into Championship Week, and one that you can bet they are not going to take lightly. Find the updated NCAA basketball odds here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Pirates At Bulldogs Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info
When: Saturday, March 4 at 2:30 PM EST Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis TV: FOX Live Stream: FOX Sports GO NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Seton Hall Pirates
Conference play has not been particularly kind to the Seton Hall Pirates (19-10, 9-8) this season, but they can take some solace in the fact that the Big East is strong this year. The Pirates are finishing the season strong, though, and will be heading into their final regular season game on a modest 3-game winning streak. The problem for them here is that they will be on the road, where they are just 3-6, and will be going against a Butler team that appears to be putting things together again after a bit of a rough patch. The Pirates really haven’t had any success against ranked opponents this season, but they still might be able to find a way to cover, as they are 5-6 ATS this season.
Why bet on the Butler Bulldogs
The Butler Bulldogs (23-6, 12-5) very recently went through a stretch where it looked as though their season might be starting to crumble around them. Hey had lost 3 of 4, including a pair of losses to unranked opponents, and they had Villanova on the horizon. They turned things around in a big, big way, winning 4 in a row and taking out #2 ranked Nova in the process. This team is back to being considered a dark horse, and they can up their stock with a good performance in the Big East tourney. The Bulldogs are 13-2 at home this season, which makes them firm favorites for this one. They are 6-5 ATS at home this season, so that wager may be a bit of a coin flip.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Butler are finishing the season strong, and will be hoping that their little losing skid was just a blip on the radar. This will be a team to keep an eye on when March Madness begins.