The Butler Bulldogs will try and help some of the bubble teams as they face Wright State on Tuesday in the Horizon League Championship. The 12th ranked Bulldogs are going to make the NCAA Tournament regardless of whether they win on Tuesday or not. If Wright State can pull off the upset though, it would take away an at-large bid from one of the bubble teams. The Raiders have their work cut out for them as Butler has won 19 straight games including both matchups against Wright State this college basketball betting season.
Butler is listed as a 7.5 -point favorite at SBG Global with a total of 122.
Wright State took out Detroit 69-50 on Saturday to reach the title game of the Horizon League while Butler beat Milwaukee 68-59 to reach the Championship. The Horizon League would love to send two teams to the NCAA betting Tournament but that will only happen if Wright State wins on Tuesday. The Raiders have 20 wins but they will be playing in the NIT unless they upset the Bulldogs.
Butler was not that sharp on Saturday but they still got past Milwaukee. “We weren’t as crisp as we want to be, but they had a lot to do with that,” Butler coach Brad Stevens said. “I don’t know if there’s any real rhyme or reason to that, but our guys stayed the course.” Butler is 1-4 in title games since 2003 and last year they were beaten by Cleveland State. This year’s Butler team does not want a repeat of what happened in the title game a year ago and that makes Wright State’s job even tougher since the Bulldogs will not be overlooking them on Tuesday.
Wright State has done well in neutral site games this college basketball betting season as they are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games. They also do well on Tuesday’s as they are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings against Butler.
Butler has gotten so much respect that they have not been covering the spread very often lately. They are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. They are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and they are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
The Under is 4-0 in the Bulldogs last 4 overall but the Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.