How to Watch, Listen and Stream
Game Time: 4 p.m. ET
TV: CBSSN (Andrew Catalon, Steve Lappas and Jamie Erdahl)
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network (Where Available)
Butler is a 3-point road favorite. The Over/Under is 135.5. All odds are via OddsShark.com.
Providence leads the all-time series, 6-2. Butler beat Providence earlier this season on New Year’s Day at Hinkle Fieldhouse, 78-61. The two teams split their two regular season matchups last season with both teams winning on the other team’s home court.
What’s at Stake
Butler is fighting for positioning in the Big East standings and with Villanova and Xavier — the teams directly in front of the Bulldogs — going head-to-head today a Villanova win and a Butler win over the Friars would mean Butler slides up to second place by half a game over Xavier. That would make the final few games of the regular season massively important to Big East Tournament seeding. The Friars are looking to get a win against a Top-25 team in front of the Alumni & Family Weekend crowd for this game and perhaps kickstart a hot finish that could push them back onto the NCAA Tournament bubble.
Inside the Numbers
Butler is 15-0 this season when holding their opponents to less than 70 points. Providence is 1-6 this season against teams ranked in the Top 25, including 0-5 in Big East play.