Butler is loaded for this season and will be a popular pick for gamblers looking at basketball lines.
NCAA basketball lines odds should be competitive for the other teams in the Horizon League. There is little doubt that Butler leads the way in terms of NCAA basketball lines odds. Butler has one of the best backcourts in the country led by A.J. Graves and Mike Green and they impact NCAA basketball lines odds. Small forward Julian Betko also returns as a starter.
Wisconsin-Green Bay returns four starters from last season, and will look to compete for a league title and make an impact in terms of NCAA basketball lines odds. The Phoenix have one of the best forwards in the league in Mike Schachtner and he will impact the NCAA basketball lines. Wright State loses two starters from last year, including Player of the Year DaShaun Wood, and may take a step back this season but don’t underestimate them on the s line. Forwards Vaughn Duggins and Troy Brown are back and William Graham will likely replace Wood in the lineup and he may impact the s line.
Wisconsin-Milwaukee has one of the best combos in the conference in guard Avery Smith and forward Paige Paulsen and they should be a force in basketball lines. Valparaiso will play its first year in the Horizon, and could contend right away with the return of all five starters. The Crusaders have an excellent forward duo in Urule Igbavboa and Shawn Huff, both double-figure scorers and all-conference candidates that can make a mark in terms of NCAA basketball lines odds. Illinois-Chicago loses three starters but has a nice inside-outside duo in Josh Mayo and defensive standout Scott VanderMeer to impact basketball lines. Detroit has one of the best players in the league in guard Brandon Cotton and he will impact NCAA basketball lines odds. Loyola-Chicago loses four starters from a year ago, and will fall several in terms of NCAA basketball lines odds. Cleveland State is led by forward J’Nathan Bullock but may struggle versus NCAA basketball lines odds. Youngstown State had a surprising fourth-place finish last season, but loses three starters and may struggle against basketball lines.