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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Butler17-813-1180.4071.688.7210-32-514-1010-33-4
Villanova22-215-8-187.8870.1717.716-45-316-88-24-4
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
NameAssistsTurnoversRatio
BUTLR14.6811.361.29
VILLA17.0410.121.68
Rebounding
NameOffenseDefenseTotal
BUTLR9.4425.1234.56
VILLA9.9625.4235.38
ShootingPercentage
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
BUTLR47.9344.393.54
VILLA50.6143.716.9
Team Records

Butler Bulldogs

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall17-813-34-513-1110-53-680.4071.688.72
Last 105-53-22-35-53-22-380.8075.305.50
vs Conf7-54-23-36-64-22-483.3377.925.41

Villanova Wildcats

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall22-213-19-115-8-19-56-3-187.8870.1717.71
Last 109-15-14-06-44-22-287.5072.7014.80
vs Conf9-25-14-16-54-22-390.0077.4512.55

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense80.403870.17104
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense72.788870.50165
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed34.4413132.2979
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense87.88471.68127
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense88.641275.00127
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed35.6416137.67198

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Butler3-65-44-567.1129.7842.0834.6766/1824.22
Villanova6-34-54-570.2232.4445.3431.3365/2175.33

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Dec 30, 2017VILLA93BUTLR1015.5BUTLR147.5OBUTLRBUTLRBUTLR455353.560263712/3515/2273
Feb 22, 2017BUTLR74VILLA66-10BUTLR139OBUTLRBUTLRBUTLR282950.943.9323110/256/2465
Jan 4, 2017VILLA58BUTLR662BUTLR143UBUTLRBUTLRVILLA312737.345.124336/265/2023
Feb 20, 2016BUTLR67VILLA77-11BUTLR141OVILLABUTLRVILLA253438.746.337356/198/2653
Jan 10, 2016VILLA60BUTLR554.5VILLA150UVILLAVILLAVILLA212741.535.839304/153/1541
Feb 14, 2015VILLA68BUTLR652VILLA133.5UVILLABUTLRVILLA27224641.2253412/267/1764
Dec 31, 2014BUTLR55VILLA67-11VILLA132UVILLABUTLRBUTLR323635.547.940296/175/2077
Feb 26, 2014BUTLR48VILLA67-15VILLA135.5UVILLAVILLAVILLA203430.639.735424/197/2934
Dec 31, 2013VILLA76BUTLR734BUTLR136OVILLABUTLRBUTLR35345039.731345/1610/28106
Nov 30, 1996BUTLR54VILLA62OPushPush0000//

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Butler Bulldogs

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 6, 2018XAVIR93-98L-4.5154.5L/O53.2381.2514H
Feb 3, 2018DPAUL80-57W-13147W/U43.5594.1210H
Jan 31, 2018MARQ92-72W2.5155.5W/O60.0081.828A
Jan 27, 2018STJON70-45W-7.5145.5W/U40.0073.6812H
Jan 20, 2018DPAUL79-67W-5.5148W/U51.0684.0010A

Villanova Wildcats

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Feb 7, 2018STJON75-79L-16151L/O41.7991.678H
Feb 4, 2018SETON92-76W-12.5156W/O50.7964.0012H
Feb 1, 2018CREIG98-78W-13.5162W/O54.4183.3319H
Jan 28, 2018MARQ85-82W-7162L/O48.3379.178A
Jan 23, 2018PROV89-69W-15.5152W/O50.0073.3312H

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

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