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Villanova Looks to Rebound Against Butler

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Villanova Was Stunned by St. Johns

The Butler Bulldogs and the Villanova Wildcats will battle in Big East action on Saturday when they battle at Wells Fargo Center-PA. Tip-off is at 12 pm EST and Fox has the coverage.

The Wildcats were stunned 79-75 by St. John’s on Wednesday night. The Red Storm snapped Villanova’s nine-game winning streak.

Villanova’s other loss this season came against Butler in a 101-93 defeat on Dec. 30. Butler) hit 15 of 22 shots from beyond the 3-point line in that victory.

Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -10.5-point favorites versus the Bulldogs, while the game’s total opened at 155.5. The line has held steady, but the total has inched up to 157.

Villanova Looking for Revenge Against Butler

Villanova lost its last outing, a 79-75 result against the St. John’s Red Storm on February 07. They failed to cover in that game as a -16-point favorite.

The Wildcats nearly capped a furious rally in the loss.  They fell short despite 28 points from Jalen Brunson. Collin Gillespie contributed a career-high 12 points.

Villanova had hit on at least 12 3-pointers in 10 of its last 12 games. St. John’s held them to just 8 of 33.

Villanova will be without guard Phil Booth with a fractured bone in right hand. Eric Paschall is in concussion protocol and is a game-time decision. Paschall was a late scratch against St. John’s and it’s unclear whether he’ll be ready to return to face Butler.

The Wildcats won the first six matchups against Butler. The Bulldogs have captured the last three.

Butler Looking for Four Straight Against Villanova

Butler was a 98-93 loser in its last matchup at home against the Xavier Musketeers. They failed to cover the -4.5-point spread as favorites.

This game was a thriller on Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Senior Kelan Martin led the way with 34 points but the Bulldogs had their four-game winning streak stopped.

Sean McDermott scored 17 points. Kamar Baldwin added 16. Butler was unable to completely come back from an 18-point deficit. Butler shot 53 percent from the field.

Martin is averaging 19.3 points in his last four games against the Wildcats.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Butler 17-8 13-11 80.40 71.68 8.72 10-3 2-5 14-10 10-3 3-4
Villanova 22-2 15-8-1 87.88 70.17 17.71 6-4 5-3 16-8 8-2 4-4
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
BUTLR 14.68 11.36 1.29
VILLA 17.04 10.12 1.68
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
BUTLR 9.44 25.12 34.56
VILLA 9.96 25.42 35.38
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
BUTLR 47.93 44.39 3.54
VILLA 50.61 43.71 6.9
Team Records

Butler Bulldogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 17-8 13-3 4-5 13-11 10-5 3-6 80.40 71.68 8.72
Last 10 5-5 3-2 2-3 5-5 3-2 2-3 80.80 75.30 5.50
vs Conf 7-5 4-2 3-3 6-6 4-2 2-4 83.33 77.92 5.41

Villanova Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 22-2 13-1 9-1 15-8-1 9-5 6-3-1 87.88 70.17 17.71
Last 10 9-1 5-1 4-0 6-4 4-2 2-2 87.50 72.70 14.80
vs Conf 9-2 5-1 4-1 6-5 4-2 2-3 90.00 77.45 12.55

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 80.40 38 70.17 104
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 72.78 88 70.50 165
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 34.44 131 32.29 79
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 87.88 4 71.68 127
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 88.64 12 75.00 127
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 35.64 161 37.67 198

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Butler 3-6 5-4 4-5 67.11 29.78 42.08 34.67 66/182 4.22
Villanova 6-3 4-5 4-5 70.22 32.44 45.34 31.33 65/217 5.33

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Dec 30, 2017 VILLA 93 BUTLR 101 5.5 BUTLR 147.5 O BUTLR BUTLR BUTLR 45 53 53.5 60 26 37 12/35 15/22 7 3
Feb 22, 2017 BUTLR 74 VILLA 66 -10 BUTLR 139 O BUTLR BUTLR BUTLR 28 29 50.9 43.9 32 31 10/25 6/24 6 5
Jan 4, 2017 VILLA 58 BUTLR 66 2 BUTLR 143 U BUTLR BUTLR VILLA 31 27 37.3 45.1 24 33 6/26 5/20 2 3
Feb 20, 2016 BUTLR 67 VILLA 77 -11 BUTLR 141 O VILLA BUTLR VILLA 25 34 38.7 46.3 37 35 6/19 8/26 5 3
Jan 10, 2016 VILLA 60 BUTLR 55 4.5 VILLA 150 U VILLA VILLA VILLA 21 27 41.5 35.8 39 30 4/15 3/15 4 1
Feb 14, 2015 VILLA 68 BUTLR 65 2 VILLA 133.5 U VILLA BUTLR VILLA 27 22 46 41.2 25 34 12/26 7/17 6 4
Dec 31, 2014 BUTLR 55 VILLA 67 -11 VILLA 132 U VILLA BUTLR BUTLR 32 36 35.5 47.9 40 29 6/17 5/20 7 7
Feb 26, 2014 BUTLR 48 VILLA 67 -15 VILLA 135.5 U VILLA VILLA VILLA 20 34 30.6 39.7 35 42 4/19 7/29 3 4
Dec 31, 2013 VILLA 76 BUTLR 73 4 BUTLR 136 O VILLA BUTLR BUTLR 35 34 50 39.7 31 34 5/16 10/28 10 6
Nov 30, 1996 BUTLR 54 VILLA 62 O Push Push 0 0 0 0 / /

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Butler Bulldogs

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 6, 2018 XAVIR 93-98 L -4.5 154.5 L/O 53.23 81.25 14 H
Feb 3, 2018 DPAUL 80-57 W -13 147 W/U 43.55 94.12 10 H
Jan 31, 2018 MARQ 92-72 W 2.5 155.5 W/O 60.00 81.82 8 A
Jan 27, 2018 STJON 70-45 W -7.5 145.5 W/U 40.00 73.68 12 H
Jan 20, 2018 DPAUL 79-67 W -5.5 148 W/U 51.06 84.00 10 A

Villanova Wildcats

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Feb 7, 2018 STJON 75-79 L -16 151 L/O 41.79 91.67 8 H
Feb 4, 2018 SETON 92-76 W -12.5 156 W/O 50.79 64.00 12 H
Feb 1, 2018 CREIG 98-78 W -13.5 162 W/O 54.41 83.33 19 H
Jan 28, 2018 MARQ 85-82 W -7 162 L/O 48.33 79.17 8 A
Jan 23, 2018 PROV 89-69 W -15.5 152 W/O 50.00 73.33 12 H

Next up:
Butler home to Georgetown University Tuesday, February 13
Villanova at Providence Wednesday, February 14

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