Georgetown Hoyas vs. Butler Bulldogs Pick, Odds, Expert Analysis

by | Last updated Feb 19, 2023 | cbb

Georgetown (6-21 SU 16-11 ATS) vs. Butler (13-14 SU 14-12 ATS)
When: Sunday, February 19th: 3:00 ET
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
Point Spread: GW +5.5/BU -5.5 (Start saving money by betting games at -105 odds instead of -110 at BetAnySports Sportsbook!)
Total: 138.5
Money Line: Georgetown Hoyas +186/Butler Bulldogs -233

Georgetown and Butler will face off on Sunday, February 19th, at 3:00 ET at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The game will be broadcasted on FS1. The point spread for the game is GW +5.5/BU -5.5, with a total of 138.5. Get our recommended bet for the game.

Line Movement

This line opened at Butler -6.5 but dropped to -5.5/5 against the public betting action. Depending on where you bet, the line has either gone up or gone down from its opener. That said, most books have the game now at 138.5.

Last Game Info

Georgetown lost to Seton Hall in their last game by a score of 76-68. But because the Hoyas were +11.5 point underdogs, they finished with an ATS win. The combined 144 points finished above the 137.5 total line.

Butler most recently fell to Villanova (62-50). Not only did the Bulldogs lose straight-up, but they picked up an ATS defeat as +9.5 point underdogs. The combined 112 points did not surpass the 129 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Georgetown has a straight-up record of 0-5 while going 4-1 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Hoyas offense averages 64.0 points per game while hitting 40.0% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 43.6% from the field while allowing 74.0 points per contest.

In their previous five contests, Butler is 2-3 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 57.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.7%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 45.2% of their shots while giving up 65.0 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Georgetown’s opponents comes in at 82.5. On the other side, Butler’s combined opponent power rating sits at 84.2.

How Does Georgetown Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Hoyas have played 11 road games and have a record of 0-11. In these contests, Georgetown is 7-4 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 70.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 44.3%. On defense, the Hoyas allow 82.3 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 48.4% in these games.

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How Does Butler Fare At Home?

In their 15 games at home, Butler has a 10-4 record vs. the spread while going 10-5 straight-up. On offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.5% on their home floor, leading to 70.3 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 44.3% in these contests. The Butler defense is allowing 65.7 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Georgetown is averaging 70.7 points per game (218th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 40.0%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Butler defense that has allowed an average of 67.5 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 44.8% of their shots vs. Butler. On the other side, the Butler Bulldogs are coming into the game averaging 63.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.6%. The Bulldogs will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 77.5 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 45.5% of their shots vs. the Hoyas.

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Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Georgetown has a shooting percentage of 34.2% while ranking 327th in attempts per game. The Hoyas will be facing a Butler defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 32.9%. Butler enters the game having hit 30.5% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.94 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Georgetown has allowed opponents to hit 39.1% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • Qudus Wahab (Questionable) Personal
  • D’Ante Bass (Out) Lower Body


  • Manny Bates (Questionable) Undisclosed
  • John-Michael Mulloy (Out) Ankle
  • D.J Hughes (Out) Illness

Pick Against The Spread

I think Butler Center Bates plays, and if he does, I see no way that Georgetown wins, and I don’t see how they keep it close. The Hoyas have been playing better as of late, so I don’t think they will have a repeat of the previous matchup, where they shot 29%. But the line is reasonable, and I can certainly see the margin of victory hitting double digits. Take Butler -5