Xavier Musketeers vs. Butler Bulldogs: 1/30/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

Big East opponents meet when the Xavier Musketeers (10-2) visit the Butler Bulldogs (5-8) at Hinkle Fieldhouse, tipping off at 5:30 PM ET on Saturday, January 30, 2021. The Bulldogs are 1.5-point underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has a point total of 132.5.

Betting Information

Xavier vs Butler Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Xavier -1.5 -110 -110 132.5 -110 -110 -124 104

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ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Xavier (-1.5) Over (132.5) Xavier 72 Butler 67

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Total Facts

  • The Musketeers and their opponents have combined to score more than 132.5 points in 66.7% of their games this year (eight of 12 opportunities).
  • Butler and its opponents have combined to score more than 132.5 points in 30.8% of their games this season (four of 13 opportunities).
  • These two teams average a combined 141.7 points per game, 9.2 more points than the over/under of 132.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 4.2 more points per game (136.7) than this game’s total of 132.5 points.
  • The average total the Musketeers have had set in games this season is 15.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total for Bulldogs games this year is 2.5 fewer points than the point total of 132.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Musketeers score 11.7 more points per game (78.8) than the Bulldogs give up (67.1).
  • When Xavier puts up more than 67.1 points, it is 6-0 against the spread and 9-1 overall.
  • Butler is 0-1 overall and 0-1 against the spread when allowing more than 78.8 points.
  • The Bulldogs’ 62.9 points per game are 6.7 fewer points than the 69.6 the Musketeers allow.
  • Butler has compiled a 2-1 overall record and a 2-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 69.6 points.
  • Xavier has a 6-2 record overall and an ATS record of 4-4 in games when its opponents put up more than 62.9 points.
  • The Musketeers have put up a total of 110 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.2 per game), while the Bulldogs have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 54 total points, -4.2 per game).

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Xavier Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Musketeers have covered seven times in 12 contests.
  • The Musketeers have struggled to cover, going just 4-5 ATS when favored by at least 1.5 points.
  • The Musketeers have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 4 times in 12 games this season.

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a 5-7-1 record against the spread, covering in only 38.5% of their outings.
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Bulldogs have not fared well, going 1-2 against the spread.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 5 of 13 (38.5%).

Head to Head

Xavier vs Butler (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/7/2020 Xavier -3.5 128 -173 +140 Regular Season 72-71 BUTLER
2/12/2020 Butler -5.5 129 -249 +196 Regular Season 66-61 BUTLER

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Xavier Leaders

  • Zach Freemantle leads the Musketeers in scoring, tallying 15.8 points per game to go with 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists.
  • Jason Carter is Xavier’s leading rebounder, grabbing 8.0 per game, while Paul Scruggs is its best passer, averaging 6.3 assists in each contest.
  • Nate Johnson contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Musketeers. He knocks down 2.7 threes per game.
  • Scruggs and Dieonte Miles lead the Musketeers on the defensive end, with Scruggs leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Miles in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Jair Bolden averages 13.0 points per game to be the top scorer for the Bulldogs.
  • Bryce Nze is atop the Bulldogs rebounding leaderboard with 8.2 rebounds per game, and Aaron Thompson leads the squad in assists with 4.0 per outing.
  • Bolden averages 2.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulldogs.
  • Butler’s leader in steals is Myles Tate (1.0 per game), and its leader in blocks is Nze (0.6 per game).
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