Sweet Sixteen Betting Stats: Butler Bulldogs vs. Wisconsin Badgers Lines
|Written by Matt Stevens|
|Wednesday, 23 March 2011 19:12|
Butler Bulldogs and the Wisconsin Badgers will face each other this Thursday at Louisiana Superdome - New Orleans , the game is scheduled at 10pm EST and will be televised by TBS.
Butler’s 11-7 SU and 13-4-1 ATS mark versus the Big Ten since 2000 (beat Michigan State in the Final Four betting last season) – along with HC Brad Stevens’ 14-11 SU and 18-6-1 ATS log a dog, including 9-1-1 ATS off an ATS win – warns us to tread lightly.
However, Wisky hits the Big Easy with some gaudy numbers of its own. Bo Ryan’s Badgers are 22-1 SU versus Horizon League foes while Ryan, himself, is a long-term 115-72-3 ATS when having three or more days to prepare, including 18-3 ATS as a dog or favorite of four or less points versus non-conference opposition.
There’s certainly good numbers on both sides of the ball our database reminds us that teams arriving to the Sweet 16 off back-to-back SU dog wins are just 3-23 SU, including 1-5 ATS when not taking five or more points.
Bodog sportsbook currently have the Badgers listed as 5-point favorites versus the Bulldogs, while the game's total is set at 124.
Here’s another beauty that can only be found in our website: along with Duke, Ohio State and Kentucky, the Bulldogs are one of four Sweet 16 returnees. Unlike those schools, though, Butler is the only one of the four off a SU dog win and these ‘Sweet’ returnees do not perform well in that role, posting a 3-11-1 ATS mark in this round. Unlike last season, look for Wisconsin to put a smile on Gordon Gee’s face as Big Ten pedigree finds Cinderella’s glass (slipper) half empty this year. Lay it if you play it.