Princeton Tigers vs Butler Bulldogs Point Spread Pick - Odds - Free NCAAB Prediction
The Butler Bulldogs (1-0) host the Princeton Tigers in a non-conference game that will take place at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana at 6 PM ET. Butler are the 8-point favorite with the total posted at 140.5.
This is the first game of the season for Princeton and last season they had a good one going 23-7 and making it to the NCAA Tournament. They reeled off 19 straight wins to end the regular season, went undefeated in Ivy League play, and lost to Notre Dame in the first round of the Big Dance by only two points. The Tigers lost two all-conference players including the Ivy League Player of the Year, but Devin Cannady (13.4 ppg 41% 3-pt FG%), who was honorable mention All-Ivy League, and Myles Stephens (12.5 ppg), who was Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, are back and Princeton landed a solid three-star recruit in Jerome Desrosiers, who should start right off the bat. The Tigers are led by a defense that ranked 9th in the nation last season in opponents’ ppg.
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Butler was at home in their season opener where they beat Kennesaw State 82-64 in a game that did not have a line or total. Martin was the high scorer for Butler with 20 points on 6/15 shooting and he also had nine rebounds. James Scott was the high scorer for Kennesaw State going for 26 points on 10/19 shooting and he was the only starter that went for double figures. In the game The Bulldogs shot 50% from the floor and they held Kennesaw State to 40.7% shooting. Butler was ahead 48-24 at the half and they forced 17 turnovers, but they allowed Kennesaw State to shoot 50% from beyond the 3-pt arc.
Last season Princeton ranked 214th in the nation in ppg and 6th in opponents’ ppg and this season after one game this season Butler ranks tied for 99th in the nation in ppg and tied for 84th in opponents’ ppg.
These teams have not met since the 2013 season where the Bulldogs beat the Tigers by three points.
Last season Princeton was 13-10-1 ATS with an O/U record of 9-14-1 and Butler was 19-13 ATS with an O/U record of 15-15-2.
Key Betting Trends
- PRI is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games
- PRI is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games
- PRI has an Over record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 games
- BUT is 4-3 ATS in their last 7 games
- BUT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games
- BUT has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games
Princeton Tigers vs Butler Bulldogs ATS Prediction
I think that the Princeton defense comes up big today and I feel that the scoring will be difficult for both teams today.