A 2020 Big East Tournament second-round matchup between the Providence Friars and the No. 24 Butler Bulldogs is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Butler is 22-9, while Providence is 19-12. The teams split their regular season matchups. Providence won the most recent meeting on Feb. 1, 65-61.
The Bulldogs are favored by 1.5 points in the latest Providence vs. Butler odds, and the over-under is set at 129.5. Before entering any Butler vs. Providence picks, see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Providence vs. Butler spread: Providence +1.5
- Providence vs. Butler over-under: 129.5 points
- Providence vs. Butler money line: Providence -100, Butler -120
What you need to know about Providence
The Friars easily beat the DePaul Blue Demons at home on Saturday, 93-55. A.J. Reeves had 19 points and Nate Watson finished with 18. Providence hit 16 of 23 3-point attempts. It was the sixth consecutive win for the Friars, and their 12-6 Big East record is the team's best of all time.
What you need to know about Butler
Butler escaped with a win against the Xavier Musketeers, 72-71. Kamar Baldwin took over for Butler, finishing with a career-high 36 points in addition to six boards. He hit 13 of 25 shots from the field and made five of seven 3-point attempts, including the game-winning 3--pointer. Butler won its final three regular season games.
How to make Providence vs. Butler picks
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