NCAAB Odds, Game Info & Betting Pick: Xavier at Butler

NCAAB Odds, Game Info & Betting Pick: Xavier at Butler

Written by on February 6, 2018

The favorites Butler Bulldogs will be looking to hold it down at home when they host the fifth-ranked Xavier Musketeers in a huge Big East battle that goes down live from Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. With both teams looking to extend their winning ways, let’s find out where the value lies according to the NCAAB odds.

Musketeers vs. Bulldogs NCAAB Odds, Game Info & Betting Pick

  • When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6:30 PM ET
  • Where: Cintas Center
  • TV: FS1
  • Radio: 550 AM (Xavier) / 1070 AM (Butler)
  • Live Stream: Fox Sports Go
  • NCAAB Odds: Butler Bulldogs -3 (Over/Under at 155 points)

Team Records

  • All: Xavier Musketeers 21-3 / Butler Bulldogs 17-7
  • Home: Xavier Musketeers 16-0 / Butler Bulldogs 13-2
  • Away: Xavier Musketeers 5-3 / Butler Bulldogs 4-5
  • ATS: Xavier Musketeers 16-8 / Butler Bulldogs 13-10
  • Over/Under: Xavier Musketeers 13-11 / Butler Bulldogs 13-10

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Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Xavier Musketeers lead 7-3
  • Score: Xavier Musketeers 74.70 / Butler Bulldogs 68.80
  • Field Goal Percentage: Xavier Musketeers 48.96 / Butler Bulldogs 41.23
  • Rebounds: Xavier Musketeers 34.70 / Butler Bulldogs 32.50
  • 3 Point Shots: Xavier Musketeers 69-178 / Butler Bulldogs 63-206
  • Steals: Xavier Musketeers 4.90 / Butler Bulldogs 6.60

Why consider the Musketeers NCAAB Odds?

Why consider betting on the Musketeers? Because they’ve only suffered three losses this season and are the better offensive team in this contest. Xavier has won six straight games and comes into this matchup off a thrilling 96-91 overtime win over Georgetown on Saturday. Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett scored a game-high 31 points and made an incredible four-point play with 24.6 seconds left in regulation to tie Georgetown.“I can’t tell you where it ranks, I just know it’s a good feeling,” Bluiett said of the huge play.Xavier scored all 10 overtime points from the foul line while draining 31 of 41 free throws against the Hoyas.“We work on free throws every day in practice and shoot free throws before the game,” sophomore guard Quentin Goodin said. “When we get to the free throw line we have the ultimate confidence in each other.”Bluiett leads the Musketeers in scoring with a 19.2 scoring average while shooting a stellar 42.4 percent from three-point range. This contest will be Bluiett’s final game in his hometown. Bluiett played for Park Tudor in Indianapolis, winning three Class 2A state high school championships. The Musketeers also got double-digit scoring from JP Macura (12.7 PPG; 4.3 RPG) and Keres Kanter (10.3 PPG; 5.3 RPG).

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 84.67
  • Field Goal Percentage: 49.61
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.43
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.72
  • Total Rebounds: 39.00
Defense
  • Total Score: 73.38
  • Field Goal Percentage: 41.89
  • Three-Point Percentage: 33.01
  • Free Throw Percentage: 73.03
  • Total Rebounds: 31.96

Why Consider the Bulldogs NCAAB Odds?

Why consider betting on Butler, because e they’re playing excellent basketball right now, having won four straight with each victory coming by at least 20 points. The Bulldogs took out DePaul 80-57 on Saturday as Kelan Martin managed to put up a game-high 26 points to lead the Dogs to victory. Martin leads the Big East with a 21.9 average in conference games.I think he’s hungry to be better,” Butler coach LaVall Jordan said of Martin. “That was the initial impression I got when first meeting Kelan when we got the job. He wants to be better and he’s coachable. He lets us get on us in practice when he does have the energy he needs to have. He’s worked on his fundamentals. Now He’s a much better passer. He’s a better defender than he was earlier in the season. He’s made a real commitment to it. There’s been a lot of good conversation about what he needed to do and where he needs to grow. He’s made a commitment to just dive in and do whatever the team needs.”Kelan Martin is one of the reasons why Butler is the NCAAB Odds favorite against Xavier.Martin averages a team-high 19.8 points per game while adding 6.5 rebounds per game. Kamar Baldwin (15.6 PPG; 5.3 RPG) and Paul Jorgensen (11.3 PPG) also average double figures in scoring for Butler.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Total Score: 79.88
  • Field Goal Percentage: 47.71
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.80
  • Free Throw Percentage: 77.15
  • Total Rebounds: 35.00
Defense
  • Total Score: 70.58
  • Field Goal Percentage: 43.79
  • Three-Point Percentage: 37.03
  • Free Throw Percentage: 72.79
  • Total Rebounds: 32.04

Latest Betting Trends for NCAAB

  • Musketeers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Musketeers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier’s last 8 games
  • Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games
  • Bulldogs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Butler’s last 16 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Xavier is a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss, 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games and a bankroll-boosting 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games overall. However, Butler has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall, an identical 4-0 ATS in their last four games against Big East teams, 5-1 ATS in the last six home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight-up win.I like the way the Bulldogs are playing right now and I believe they’re going to extract some revenge for their 86-79 road loss to the Musketeers in January. Butler wins outright and covers the chalk.Pick: Butler Bulldogs -3
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