Against The Spread Pick
Two of the top teams in the Big East will square off on Tuesday night when Butler takes on Villanova. The Butler Bulldogs enter this game ranked 13th in college basketball with a record of 15-3. However, they are currently on a two-game losing streak, which includes a 66-79 road loss against DePaul on Saturday. Butler will look to end their losing streak when they travel to take on the Villanova Wildcats. Meanwhile, Villanova enters this game ranked 9th in the nation with a record of 14-3. They have also been one of the hotter teams in college basketball as they are on a four-game winning streak, which includes a 61-55 home win over UCONN. I look for the Wildcats to take care of business at home and cover the four-point spread.
Over Under Pick
The Butler Bulldogs like to play at a slower pace than the majority of teams in the nation. They enter this game averaging 68.72 points per game. However, they have been one of the best at limiting the scoring from their opponents as they enter this game, allowing the 5th fewest points per game at 57.06. Meanwhile, the Villanova Wildcats are right around the national average in points per game with 74.82. Defensively, they have been one of the better teams in the conference as they are holding opponents to 66.82 points per game. With both teams being exceptional defensively, I look for the under 129 points to be the winning side.