Butler and Georgetown will face off for the fourth time in the span of 12 months when the two meet at Hinkle Fieldhouse Saturday. The recent games have seen Butler dominate with the Bulldogs winning the past three against the Hoyas while also covering in each affair. When these two teams met just three weeks ago, Butler fended off Georgetown and picked up an 85-76 overtime victory.
– Shark Bites
- The visiting team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between Butler and Georgetown.
- Butler is 11-0 SU in their last 11 games at home against teams with winning records.
- Georgetown is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against the Big East.
Kelan Martin recorded a double-double in the first meeting with Georgetown this season, but Butler’s leading scorer shot just 3-of-13 from the field including 0-of-4 from deep in that outing. Freshman Kamar Baldwin has been finding his offensive groove lately, as the Butler guard has recorded double-digit points in each of the past four while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor.
Georgetown has really hit the skids since Big East play has begun with the team going just 2-6 SU and ATS within the conference. However, the Hoyas are coming off a massive victory over Creighton in which the defense held one of the most prolific offenses in the country to just 51 points.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors looking to go with the Butler Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -11.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Hoyas was expected to move the line.
Georgetown University Hoyas vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Butler Bulldogs currently sport a 18-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-7 ATS. The Georgetown University Hoyas are 11-10 and 6-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Butler Bulldogs produce a 9-11-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Georgetown University Hoyas have gone 9-10 against the totals betting line.
This game puts the Butler Bulldogs, most recently No. 59 in the Odds – Shark power rankings, up against the Georgetown University Hoyas, who rate No. 137 in the latest survey.
Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Butler’s No. 91-ranked scoring average of 76.62 PPG, against a Georgetown University Hoyas defense rated No. 131 and allowing 71.1 PPG. The Butler Bulldogs FG% has averaged 47.16% to date this season, more than the Georgetown University Hoyas shooters have managed so far (45.81% per game).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Georgetown University cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Creighton out of the gym and running up a 71-51 score at Verizon Center.
Butler earned a 61-54 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Andrew Chrabascz at Prudential Center.
- Georgetown University is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
- Georgetown University is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
- Georgetown University is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Georgetown University is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- Butler is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Butler is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- Butler is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler’s last 7 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Georgetown University at DePaul, Tuesday, January 31st
Butler at Creighton, Tuesday, January 31st