Villanova Wildcats vs. Butler Bulldogs: 2/28/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on February 28, 2021

The No. 8 Villanova Wildcats (15-3) hit the road in Big East play against the Butler Bulldogs (8-13) on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET. The Wildcats are double-digit favorites by 11.5 points in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup’s over/under is set at 130.

Betting Information

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 -11.5 -110 -110 130 -110 -110 -835 550

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Total Facts

  • The Wildcats and their opponents have combined to put up more than 130 points in 83.3% of their outings this season (15 of 18 opportunities).
  • Butler and its opponents have added up to score at least 130 points in 42.9% of their games this season (nine of 21 chances).
  • These teams average a combined 140.8 points per game, 10.8 more points than the over/under of 130 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.7 more points per game (134.7) than this game’s over/under of 130 points.
  • The average over/under the Wildcats have had set in matchups this year is 15.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Bulldogs this year is 0.3 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wildcats score 78.1 points per game, 11.1 more points than the 67 the Bulldogs give up.
  • Villanova has a 15-2 record overall and an 11-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 67 points.
  • Butler is 0-1 against the spread and 0-1 overall when giving up more than 78.1 points.
  • The Bulldogs’ 62.7 points per game are five fewer points than the 67.7 the Wildcats give up to opponents.
  • Butler has compiled a 4-1 overall record and a 4-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 67.7 points.
  • Villanova is 7-7 against the spread and 11-3 overall when it allows its opponents to put up more than 62.7 points.
  • The Wildcats have out-scored their opponents by a total of 188 points this season (10.4 points per game on average), and opponents of the Bulldogs have out-scored them by 91 more points on the year (4.3 per game).

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Villanova Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Villanova has been strong this season, posting an 11-7 record.
  • When favored by at least 11.5 points, the Wildcats have fared well against the spread, compiling a 4-3 record.
  • Villanova has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 10 of 18 games for a 55.6% rate.

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a 9-11-1 record against the spread, covering in just 42.9% of their matchups.
  • The Bulldogs have not fared well as an 11.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 11.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Bulldogs games this season, the teams have not hit the over (8 out of 21 games, 38.1%).

Head to Head

Villanova vs Butler (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/16/2020 Villanova -12.5 131.5 -996 +650 Regular Season 85-66 VILL
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

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Villanova Leaders

  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl leads the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, putting up 15.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
  • Villanova’s best passer is Collin Gillespie, who averages 4.9 assists per game to go with his 14.4 PPG scoring average.
  • Gillespie makes more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Wildcats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per outing.
  • Gillespie and Robinson-Earl lead the Wildcats on the defensive end, with Gillespie leading the team in steals averaging 1.1 per game and Robinson-Earl in blocks averaging 0.5 per contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Chuck Harris is at the top of the Bulldogs scoring leaderboard with 11.6 points per game. He also collects 2.7 rebounds and dishes out 2.2 assists per game.
  • Butler’s leader in rebounds is Bryce Nze with 8.0 per game, and its leader in assists is Aaron Thompson with 4.7 per game.
  • Jair Bolden is consistent from three-point range and leads the Bulldogs with 2.6 made threes per game.
  • Myles Tate (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Butler while Nze (0.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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