CBB Pick – 2/20/24 – Butler at Villanova – Score Prediction

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Can Butler Bounce Back in Big East Rematch?

A thrilling Big East rivalry renews itself tomorrow night as the Butler Bulldogs (#55 KenPom) look to shake off recent struggles and upset the Villanova Wildcats (#31 KenPom) on their home floor.

Game Details:

  • Where: Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, PA
  • When: February 20th, 2024
  • Time: 6:30 PM EST

Villanova enters the game with momentum, having won three of their last four, and are 8-4 straight up and 7-5 ATS at the Finneran Pavilion.

While Butler needs to find their footing after consecutive losses to Creighton and Marquette, they’ll carry the memory of their double-overtime thriller victory over Villanova back on January 27th. In that game, Villanova held a commanding 17-3 lead early on and still a sizable 11-point advantage with just 4:30 left in regulation.

Key Stats to Watch:

  • Butler’s Road Record: The Bulldogs are 3-5 straight up and 4-4 ATS away from home. Butler is 1-9 their last 10 games at Villanova. Can they overcome the odds on Villanova’s turf?
  • Villanova’s Home Advantage: The Wildcats are 8-4 at home
  • Reversal of Fortune? Butler seeks to reverse their recent slump, while Villanova looks to prevent a two-game losing streak against the Bulldogs and erase the memory of their recent collapse.

Our Model Predicts a Nail-Biter

Utilizing data from the last 7 games, our predictive model foresees a tight contest with Butler potentially pulling off a road upset by a score of 73-72. Don’t forget, Villanova boasts the nation’s best free throw percentage, a factor that could prove crucial in a close matchup like this.

Butler +6.5

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