Bet March Madness handicappers are always looking for a top notch March Madness gambling value and may very well find one with the Butler Bulldogs. Butler will be one of the top ranked teams in the bet March Madness field despite not garnering as much attention or notoriety as the bigger name schools.
Butler added to their March Madness gambling credentials by going undefeated straight up in Horizon League action to easily win the conference title and pad to their already impressive resume with the March Madness odds.
Butler was ranked as high as 15th in the national bet March Madness polls and had an overall record of 26-4 straight up and 12-18 against the spread. The fact that Butler was not covering at the rate that they were winning could mean that they have attracted earlier bet March Madness money their way than is normally the case.
The Bulldogs have quietly made a name for themselves in recent bet March Madness seasons as the power of the Horizon League. Head coach Brad Stevens inherited an already solid program when he took the job but has made it even better.
Stevens is always looking ahead and will not allow his team to get to full of themselves entering bet March Madness action. “The thing we’ve always said is we’re not going to sit here and revel in what we’ve done,” said Stevens. “We’ve got to focus and be forward-looking.”
Butler clinched the bet March Madness Horizon League title without top scorer Gordon Hayward, who missed the decisive win over Valparaiso on February 26. Willie Veasley and Matt Howard picked up the bet March Madness slack in Hayward’s absence in the 74-69 win.
Veasley had 20 points while Howard had 17 points and 7 rebounds. Stevens praised his team after the win at Valpo for not missing a beat. “Just an unbelievable effort by a group of guys that have great resolve,” said the coach.