Written and authored by NCAA Basketball Expert Analyst Greg Nelson. Charliessports.com produces it for Basketball Betting news and notes. NCAA Basketball Premium Picks. Have been winning at a 76.8% rate and will continue through the 2016 NCAA Basketball March Madness Finals in April 2016. The (13-4) and number twenty-three ranked Butler Bulldogs of the Big East Conference will be in “LITTLE RHODY” for a Conference matchup. Butler will play the (15-3), and 12th ranked Providence Friars also of the Big East in 2016 College Basketball action. The teams will play at The Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Tip-Off time is at 6:30 PM EST on the FS-1 Television Network. The game is on Tuesday, January, 19th 2016. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Butler Bulldogs are going to be playing with a lot of emotion the rest of the season. Butler is mourning the loss of former player Andrew Smith, who lost his battle with Cancer. The Providence Friars are one on the best teams know one knows about in the NCAA Basketball landscape. The Opening betting line has Providence as a two and a half-point Home Favorite Against The Spread. The Betting Odds Total is not available for Tuesday’s game.
2016 Butler Bulldogs beat St.Johns by twenty points in their last game on Saturday, January 16th. It was an emotional scene at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Twenty-five-year-old Smith was a member of the 2010 and 2011 Butler Final Four teams. Former Butler Head Coach Brad Stevens spoke highly of the soft-spoken Smith. Butler is still one of the better Mid-Major programs in the nation. The Bulldogs, led by guards Kelen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones. Dunham is an Indiana native who can shoot the outside jump shot from anywhere on the court. Jones, a slasher, and defensive specialist is athletic and play tenacious defense. Butler has talent but is not as talented as most of the teams in the Big East. The Bulldogs have a high basketball IQ, and the players are dedicated to the team concept and winning. The key to a Butler win is to play tight defense nd make open shots.
The Providence Friars have dropped two of their last three both straight up and Against The Spread. Providence lost at home to Seton Hall on Saturday, the 16th of January in a high-scoring affair. Providence College started the season as one of the unique stories in all of the sports. Head Coach Ed Cooley is a Providence native, and they have a sure fire frist round NBA draft choice who returned to school. Kris Dunn knows a lucrative contract awaits him but winning at Providence is more important at this early stage of his life. Ben Bentil is one of the most improved players in the Big East and is consistent. The rest of the Friars seem to be coasting after being a top fifteen team nationally. Losing two of three may be jus that the team needs going forward as Conference play is in full swing. The key to a Providence win is to play with effort from start t finish.
Butler is 1-4 Against The Spread their last five vs. Providence.
The Betting Odds Over The Total are 6-2 Providence last eight overall.
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