Bet MTSU Blue Raiders vs Butler BulldogsNoah Williams
After upsetting the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the first round, the 12th-seeded Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have it eyes set on the 4th-seeded Butler Bulldogs. The March Madness college hoops line favors the Bulldogs by 4-points. Tip-off is this Saturday, March 18th at 7:10 PM ET on TBS from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders Vs Butler Bulldogs Spread & ATS Pick
What: No.12 Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (31-4) vs No.4 Butler Bulldogs (24-8)
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Start Time: 7:10 PM ET
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Stadium: BMO Harris Bradley Center
Spread: Butler -4
Moneyline: Middle Tennessee +160 vs Butler -185
Game Total: 140
Stream: Watch TBS
Listen: Middle Tennessee vs Butler
Why Bet The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders To Beat The Bulldogs
The Blue Raiders took down the Minnesota Golden Gophers with an 81-72 score to advance to the second round of March Madness action. In the regular season, Middle Tennessee averaged 75.0 points per game (129th) and allowed 63.3 (20th).
Against the Golden Gophers four players scored in double digts. Leading the way was Senior forward Reggie Upshaw (14.5 PPG & 6.8 RPG) who scored 19 points and bagged nine rebounds in the win. Junior guard Giddy Potts (15.8 PPG & 5.5 RPG) added 15 points.
Middle Tennessee shot 48.69% from the field and 36.43% from three point land this season. They averaged 35.5 rebounds (190th) and 15.3 assists (Tied-64th). Senior forward JaCorey Williams leads the team with 7.3 rebounds and Giddy Potts with is tops 1.4 steals per game.
Why Bet The Butler Bulldogs To Beat The Blue Raiders
Butler advanced to the second round by taking down the Winthrop Eagles by a 76-64 score. This season the Bulldogs averaged 76.3 points per game (105th) and allowed 68.4 points per game (82nd).
Senior guard Avery Woodson (8.6 PPG & 2.5 RPG) led the team with 18 points and five rebounds while shooting 6-10 from the field. Senior forward Andrew Chrabascz chipped in 12 points.
"I liked their attention to detail, for the most part. I liked their ability to share the ball, for the most part," Butler coach Chris Holtmann said. "I thought we did some good things against a quality team."
Butler averages 47.90% from the field and 36.8% from three-point land. They averaged 32.0 rebounds per game during the regular season (327th) and 13.2 assists (197th). Junior forward Kelan Martin is the rebounding leader with 5.7 boards per game and freshman guard Kamar Baldwin is tops with 1.8 steals.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:
- Bulldogs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Bulldogs are 20-5-2 ATS in their last 27 NCAA Tournament games.
- Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
MTSU Blue Raiders vs Butler Bulldogs ATS Pick
Take Middle Tennessee with the points.