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Butler vs Penn State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 14 (Expect Low-Scoring Showdown at Bryce Jordan Center)

Devon Platana
Butler vs. Penn State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Butler vs. Penn State prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Julio Cortez
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Butler vs Penn State Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Butler Bulldogs (1-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0, 2-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Bryce Jordan Center — University Park, PA
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Monday, Nov. 14 with another slate of games, including a matchup between the Butler Bulldogs and Penn State Nittany Lions. Butler began its new campaign with a bang, blowing New Orleans out, 89-53, for the former's first win of the season.

Meanwhile, Penn State also enters this game with a spotless record. Loyola Maryland was the latest opponent to fall to the Nittany Lions, losing 90-65 on Thursday. Camren Wynter was Penn State's top player in the win, finishing with 18 points on. 7-of-9 shooting, adding four rebounds and three assists along the way.

Butler vs Penn State Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: BUT: (+198) | PSU: (-245)
Spread: BUT: +5.5 (-106) | PSU: -5.5 (-114)
Total: 144.5 —Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

Penn State enters this contest as the major favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 144.5 points, which is higher than most of Monday's projected totals.

Butler vs Penn State Prediction & Pick

The Nittany Lions tend to lick their chops whenever a Big East team is on their schedule. Penn State has won nine of its last 11 games against the conference, making tonight an uphill battle for a Butler team that's gone 1-8 straight up in its last nine road games.

It also doesn't help that the Bulldogs will be shorthanded tonight. Jalen Thomas and Ali Ali were both supposed to be key pieces of Butler's roster but are sidelined to begin the 2022-23 season. While missing them in games against fellow Big East schools wouldn't be as bad, their absence will be felt against the Nittany Lions.

I see Penn State's three-point shooting being the difference-maker here. The team leads the nation with 17.0 threes per game this season on a 50.0% success rate (T-No. 10). It's just hard to believe Butler keeping up with that pace after going 4-of-24 (16.7%) from the three-point line against New Orleans.

Take Penn State staying strong at home.

Final Score Prediction: Penn State: 76 | Butler: 67

Butler vs Penn State Betting Trends

- Butler is 2-6 straight up in its last eight games.
- Penn State is 11-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 home games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Butler's last five games against the Big Ten.
- The total has hit the under in 10 of Penn State's last 15 games.

Butler vs Penn State Best Bet

Though the projected total is higher than most games, don't count on the over being hit. After all, the total has gone under in four of Butler's last five games against the Big Ten, as well as in 10 of Penn State's last 15 games overall. Even though the duo has had scoring success this fall, it's worth mentioning that they both fell outside of the top 300 when it came to offense last year.

Keeping that in mind, I'm siding with the total going under 144.5 points.

Bet: Under 144.5 Points (-114)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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