Butler at Wisconsin Green Bay NCAA Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting on Friday features the two top teams in the Horizon League as 18th ranked Butler visits Wisconsin Green Bay in a game that can be seen on ESPN U.

Those making a college basketball bet will notice that the odds on this game are very close.

NCAA basketball betting had Butler losing at Wisconsin Green Bay a year ago.  That result could happen again since Green Bay is unbeaten at home this season in league action. Butler defeated the Phoenix earlier this NCAA basketball betting month at home and now they will try and complete the sweep.  The Bulldogs lead Wisconsin Green Bay by 2.5 games in the league so they could basically wrap up first place with a win.  Butler has won eight straight games overall but they will definitely be tested this weekend in NCAA basketball betting as they face Green Bay on Friday and Wisconsin Milwaukee on Sunday. College basketball bet stats indicated that Butler has the best record in the league on the road at 7-1 including 4-0 in Horizon League games.

Butler moved up to #18 in the latest ESPN/USA Today national poll   following last week’s wins over Loyola and UIC. The Bulldogs have been ranked for 12 straight weeks.  Butler is second behind only Gonzaga in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 this week. Green Bay is 24th in the poll.

Butler rolled in NCAA basketball betting in their last game, routing UIC by a score of 84-55.  College basketball bet numbers had the Bulldogs hitting 12 of 22 shots in the first half and 16 of their final 28 shots overall. The 29-point NCAA basketball betting win was Butler’s largest margin of victory for a road game since 2007. Gordon Hayward led all players in the game with 25 points in 27 minutes. 

Butler leads the Horizon League in scoring offense (73.8), scoring defense (58.7), scoring margin (+15.1), field goal percentage (.489), rebounding defense (26.3), assists (14.0) and assist/turnover ratio (1.3). Junior Matt Howard has averaged 13.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in five previous games against Green Bay. College basketball bet numbers show that Gordon Hayward ranks fourth in the Horizon League in scoring (16.1) and third in rebounding (8.2).  He is averaging a team-best 16.3 points in Butler’s eight road games this season.  NCAA basketball betting indicates that he’s averaged 8.5 rebounds on the road for the Bulldogs. Shelvin Mack has led the Bulldogs with a 17 point scoring average during the team’s current eight-game winning streak. 

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