Indiana Hoosiers vs. Butler Bulldogs ATS Prediction


The 25th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers (8-2) will go head-to-head against the Butler Bulldogs (7-2) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Action starts at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Butler Bulldogs ATS Odds

Both teams won big over their last opponent. The Bulldogs defeated the Miami (OH) RedHawks 90-68, while the Hoosiers beat the Chicago State Cougars 104-55.

Indiana dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.0 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.616. For those same stats, Chicago State put up marks of 21.7 and 0.358, respectively. Meanwhile, Butler played a nearly flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.207 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 46.2. Miami (OH) put up marks of 0.095 and 23.5, respectively, for those same stats. Butler was lifted by Paul Jorgensen, who finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. Romeo Langford, meanwhile led the way for Indiana, finishing with 19 points.

Juwan Morgan and Langford have been playing well over the last five games for Indiana. Morgan has averaged 0 points per game, while Langford has put up 0 points a game during that span.

This showdown pits one of the nation’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Butler ranks 27th in offensive efficiency and Indiana ranks 17th in defensive efficiency.

Indiana Hoosiers vs. Butler Bulldogs Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Indiana, ATS Winner – Butler, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Butler ranks 49th in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while Indiana ranks 277th (18.8).
  • The Bulldogs are eighth in the NCAA with 11.9 assists allowed per game while the Hoosiers are 59th with 12.7 assists allowed per game.
  • Indiana blocks 4.2 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 60th in the nation. Butler ranks 70th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
  • The Bulldogs rank 34th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Hoosiers rank 188th (6.7).
  • Indiana ranks 109th in rebounds per game (35.8) while Butler ranks 239th (33.9).