The Villanova Wildcats (14-11) are hosting the Butler Bulldogs (16-10) in a Big East tilt on Tuesday. The Wildcats currently own a 15-7 advantage over the Bulldogs all-time. On Jan. 27, Butler defeated Villanova 88-81 in a double overtime battle. This will be the final regular season matchup between these teams. 

Tipoff from The Finneran Pavilion is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Wildcats are 6.5-point favorites in the latest Butler vs. Villanova odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 139.5. Before making any Villanova vs. Butler picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 16 of the 2023-24 season on a 136-89 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-13 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Villanova vs. Butler and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Butler vs. Villanova:

  • Butler vs. Villanova spread: Wildcats -6.5
  • Butler vs. Villanova over/under: 139.5 points
  • Butler vs. Villanova money line: Wildcats -290, Bulldogs +232
  • Butler: 7-4 ATS on the road this season
  • Villanova: Has hit the 1H game total Under in 22 of last 32 games
  • Butler vs. Villanova picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Butler can cover

Senior guard DJ Davis is an athletic force in the backcourt. The California native averages 14.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. He's getting into his groove offensively, scoring 20-plus points in four of his last six games.

Senior guard Posh Alexander brings superb bounce and quickness to the backcourt. Alexander does a good job slashing to the rim to either score or find the open man. The New York native averages 11 points, 4.4 rebounds and a team-high 5.1 assists per game. In his last matchup, Alexander had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists. See which team to pick here.

Why Villanova can cover

Senior forward Eric Dixon is the leading scorer for this squad. He spots up but also scores in the low post. The Pennsylvania native averages 15.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Additionally, he shoots 36% from downtown. In his last game, Dixon notched 11 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.

Senior guard TJ Bamba stands at 6-foot-5 and has a quick first step to get past defenders consistently. The New York native absorbs contact around the rim, logging 10.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per contest. In Friday's win over Georgetown, Bamba racked up 14 points, three assists and four steals. See which team to pick here.

How to make Butler vs. Villanova picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 144 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can see the picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Villanova vs. Butler, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 25-13 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks