The Providence Friars and the No. 24 Butler Bulldogs will face off in a 2020 Big East tournament second round clash at 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Butler is 22-9 while the Friars are 19-12. Providence is ranked fourth in the Big East; Butler is ranked fifth. The Bulldogs are favored by 1.5 points in the latest Providence vs. Butler odds, and the Over-Under is set at 129.5. Before you make any Butler vs. Providence picks and predictions, check out what the SportsLine Projection Model is saying.
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