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College Basketball Betting: A Bracket Buster Matchup

Written by:
Carrie Stroup
Published on:
Feb/21/2009

The Butler Bulldogs at the Davidson Wildcats kick off a great day of Saturday wagering at noon ET.

This is the gem of the ‘Bracket Buster' matchups this weekend. These two teams are all but certain to be in the field of 65 teams in mid-March; however they have made their situations more tenuous with their recent play.

Over the last two seasons, Butler (22-4, 15-9 ATS) has won a staggering 26 games away from home. The Bulldogs do this by playing outstanding defense, limiting both made baskets and quality shots, and the offense is not afraid to run down the shot clock to earn a better look at the rim.

Since Butler became an elite mid-major, their players have gotten noticeably more athletic, providing even greater versatility. That being said, they have dropped two in a row in Horizon League play, which will not help their cause. The Bulldogs are 12-4 ATS playing against a team with a winning record this season.

With Davidson (22-5, 12-12-1 ATS) losing to the College of Charleston and the Citadel at home, this meeting suddenly takes on greater importance. The earlier losses on the road to ranked teams didn't hurt the Wildcats value, but this pair of defeats certainly does.

All-American Stephen Curry missed the last game with a sprained ankle and will be game time decision. Beating a team like Butler, who has been ranked for sometime, would help restore faith among those that matter.

Look for Davidson to want to set the tempo and they are 17-6 ATS versus teams outscoring opponents by eight or more points a game after 15 contests have been played.

Davidson is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 non-conference games and could use a win to stem the negative tide.

StatFox Power Line -Davidson by 6 (With healthy Curry)

Bet this one at Sportsbook.com

Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior Reporter

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