The Butler Bulldogs head to Las Vegas to face the Vanderbilt Commodores in the opening round of the Last Vegas Invitational on Thursday night.
How to watch, listen, or stream
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports 1 (Justin Kutcher, Bill Raftery)
Radio: 107.5 The Fan
Streaming Info: FOX Sports Go
The Bulldogs are favored by eight points, per OddsShark. The over/under is set at 142. Butler is 3-1 ATS this season while Vanderbilt is 1-2.
Butler is 5-0 all-time against the Commodores. The Bulldogs’ most recent win came in 2013.
The Bulldogs will look to start 5-0 for the first time since 2013-14 with a victory over Vanderbilt. The Commodores lost to Bucknell by a 75-72 margin Monday night. Butler beat Bucknell, 86-60 earlier this season. Transitive property is hardly telling of anything, but the Bulldogs certainly have the upper hand here. One thing to watch: Butler is 24-0 under Chris Holtmann when they score at least 80 points.
The winner of this game will face the winner of the Arizona/Santa Clara game, which will be played right after Butler and Vanderbilt.