Check out our free Tennessee Tech vs Butler pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Tennessee Tech vs Butler Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 3rd Betting Odds

Golden Eagles vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Butler Bulldogs
  • Where: Indianapolis at Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Date: Saturday, December 3rd
  • Betting Odds: Tennessee Tech +20, TENTCH +1333 | BUTL -4500 O/U 137.5

Golden Eagles Preview:

Through 8 games, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have an overall record of 3-5. So far, the Golden Eagles have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 0-3. For the season, Tennessee Tech has been the underdog in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 1-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Golden Eagles being +20 point underdogs.

Jaylen Sebree comes into today’s game as the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer at 12.5 points per contest. Not only has Sebree been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Tennessee Tech’s top rebounder at 6.5 boards per contest. Behind Sebree, the team has benefited from the strong play of Brett Thompson who is second on the team in scoring at 12.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.4% of his shots and is adding 3.14 boards per game.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for Tennessee Tech this season, as they are currently ranked 156th in college basketball at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Golden Eagles’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 238th in the NCAA.

Bulldogs Preview:

Butler will take the floor against the Golden Eagles with an overall record of 5-3. So far this season, Butler has played 5 games at home, sitting with a record of 4-1. The Bulldogs’ are sitting with a betting line that is -20 points in their favor. For the season, Butler has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 5-0.

Butler’s leading scorer this season is Jayden Taylor who is averaging 15.88 points per contest. So far, Taylor has accounted for 21.45% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.0 rebounds per game and 1.62 assists. Chuck Harris is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.5 points per game. Between him and Harris, they are accounting for 39.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Butler this season, as they are currently ranked 411st in college basketball at 63.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 445th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +20

Our analysis for this game between Butler Bulldogs and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles points to Tennessee Tech covering the spread as +20 point underdogs. We the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Tennessee Tech to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Golden Eagles are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Tennessee Tech won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at +20.

 


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