5:00 pm
December 1

Butler @ Saint Louis

Who will WIN this matchup?

Butler Bulldogs (5-1)

@ Saint Louis Billikens (5-1)


Current odds:

Butler Bulldogs: (-180)

Saint Louis Billikens: (+150)


The line for the game is Butler by 4 points.

Paul Jorgensen (18.5 points, 21-for-47 from 3-point range) is off to a red-hot start, ranking second in the Big East with 3.5 made 3-pointers per game – draining at least three triples in four straight contests – while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and committing only four turnovers. Baldwin (team-high marks of 19.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists) has reached double figures in 10 straight outings and became the 40th player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points during the Bulldogs’ 61-54 win over Florida in the fifth-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Sean McDermott (10.8 points) showed well in the Bahamas despite a seven-point effort versus the Gators, totaling 39 points against Dayton and Middle Tennessee.

The Atlantic 10 Conference favorites feature seven players who each average at least 19 minutes per game and seven points, and that balance was on display again against the Bears as all five starters scored at least nine points and collected at least five rebounds. Former Michigan State transfer Javon Bess leads the Billikens in scoring (14.0 points) and ranks second in rebounding (7.2) after tallying 19 points and six boards last Saturday, but the 6-6 senior is shooting only 40.7 percent from the field despite going 11-for-28 beyond the arc. Freshman forward Carte’Are Gordon (8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds) enjoyed the finest performance of his brief career against Central Arkansas, finishing with 10 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in 28 minutes.

StreakSmarter Pick
Butler Bulldogs