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March Madness Odds - Butler vs. Wisconsin

March Madness odds respect continues to grow for the Butler Bulldogs as they are back in the Sweet Sixteen after being the Cinderella finalist last year.
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March Madness odds respect is also high for the Wisconsin Badgers as they are looking “Sweet” as well as a bona fide Final Four March Madness betting contender.

In the Southeast regional from New Orleans the 8 seed Butler Bulldogs will take on the 4 seed Wisconsin Badgers with a starting time of 9:57 PM ET and a telecast on TBS.  Wisconsin opened at Sports Gambling as a 4.5point favorite and with a total of 124.

Wisconsin was a money line favorite of -200 with Butler at +170.  The winner of this game will take on the winner of Thursday’s matchup between BYU and Florida on Saturday.

Butler has a bet March Madness record of 25-9 straight up and 17-13-2 against the spread.  The Bulldogs scored a 60-58 buzzer beater win over Old Dominion in the first round of the Big Dance and then upset top seed Pitt in a thriller 71-70 as 8 point dogs in the second round.

Butler is well balanced on both ends of the floor and led by Matt Howard’s 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Wisconsin has a March Madness gambling record of 25-8 straight up and 17-12 against the spread. The Badgers have gone under the total in just 11 of their 29 lined games.  Wisconsin is coming off a 70-65 win over Kansas State in the last round.  The Badgers have an outstanding defense that is ranked 4th in the nation for allowing just 58.5 PPG.

Butler has proven to be a live and dangerous underdog with 21 payouts in their last 27 games as a dog on a neutral site floor.  Butler has covered 5 of their last 7 games as a NCAA Tournament dog of less than 7 points.  The Bulldogs have also been an excellent board value in non conference games with 38 payouts in their last 54 games.

Butler has covered their last 6 consecutive Big Dance matchups.  The Bulldogs have gone under the March Madness odds total in 6 of their last 7 matchups in the Big Dance.  Wisconsin has paid out in 5 of their last 6 non conference games but has gotten the money in just 3 of their last 9 matchups as a favorite.