Free March Madness Picks Wright State Raiders at Butler Bulldogs
The 8th seeded Wright State Raiders will be giving the 5th seeded Butler Bulldogs a visit this evening in the first round of the 2012 Horizon League Tournament. Wright State ended the regular season with a subpar 13-18 overall record and a 7-11 mark in the Horizon League. The Raiders cost themselves a higher seed by struggling mightily in the last two month of the season, winning just 5 out of their 15 games since January 6. They did not perform so well on the road either, with 4-10 away from the Nutter Center. Wright State Raiders (13-18) at Butler Bulldogs (18-13) When: 7:00 PM ET Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bulldogs opened as a 10.5 favorites on the NCAA odds. Take a look at updates on Sportsbook.com if there were any movement and donâ€™t forget to read this free March madness picks completely if you want the in-depth analysis. Butler lost on the tie breakers on the third and fourth seeds to Detroit and Milwaukee respectively. In the past two years in a row, the Bulldogs have always reached the finals of the NCAA Tournament but they had a down season by having a 18-13 overall record. When it comes to an all-time series with the Wright State, the Bulldogs owns an advantage (26-16) which includes wins in 10 of the last 11 matchups. The Bulldogs and Raiders met in the HL Tournament title tilt as the top two seeds in 2010 with the Bulldogs coming out on top in a 70-45 final. The offense of Wright State is not something to be proud of as it ranks next to the last in both points per game at 58.2 and field goal percentage at 0.399. It hasnâ€™t been better either and it has put up 56 points or fewer in 9 out of its last 12 games. Julius Mays is the lone bright spot for the Raiderâ€™s offense as he leads the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), assists (2.5 apg), steals (1.4 spg), free-throw percentage (.837) and three-pointers (48). Wright State has been able to manage marginal success this season behind the strength of its second-ranked defense, as it gives up just 61.2 ppg to its opponents.
Write State would have to work harder with their defense since the Bulldogs have a better chance of outscoring them. Free March Madness Picks: Butler 65, Wright State 60