Bet on March Madness anticipation is at a fever pitch in Indianapolis, Indiana as the home town Butler Bulldogs are the proverbial March Madness betting “Cinderella” story. Butler has become the sentimental favorite to bet on March Madness with as they come from the lightly regarded Horizon League but the Bulldogs are a dominant team from that conference and have proven to be a team to take seriously with the March Madness betting line.
Butler opened the “Big Dance” with a 77-59 win over Texas El Paso as 2.5-point bet on March Madness favorites. Shelvin Mack was the hero for Butler as he scored 25 points while Willie Veasley added 8 points and 9 rebounds.
Butler next had a bet on March Madness scare against Murray State in a 54-52 win in which they failed to get the money for those who bet on March Madness with them as 4-point favorites. Ronald Nored led the Bulldogs with 15 points while Gordon Hayward added 12. Mack had 11 and Veasley chipped in as well with 10.
Butler next got back on track with a Sweet Sixteen payout for everyone that bet on March Madness with them in a 63-59 win over 1-seed Syracuse as 6-point dogs. Hayward led the Bulldogs with 17 points while Mack had 14 and Veasley added 13. The win put Butler in the Elite Eight against 2-seeded Kansas State.
Butler simply outplayed the Wildcats in their 63-56 win as 3.5-point dogs. Hayward led the Bulldogs with 22 points and 9 rebounds while Mack had 16. Butler held Kansas State to under 39% shooting from the floor and had a 36-27 edge in rebounds. Butler now has a record of 32-4 straight up and 16-20 against the spread.
They are 4-3 against the spread as dogs and have gotten the money in 4 out of their last 5 games while going under the total in 8 out of their last 9 matchups.