Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays NCAA Basketball Bettting Prediction

Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction 2/2/2024

The Butler Bulldogs (14-7) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (16-5) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FS1. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays

The Butler Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Butler heads into today’s game as a 9.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-6 this season when tabbed as the underdog. On the road, the Bulldogs are 3-4 this year, and they have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games away from home.

So far this season, Butler has an overall record of 14-7, and they have gone 4-5 in Big East play. They are coming off a 90-66 win over Georgetown, and they have won two straight games. On the road, their average scoring margin is -2.1 points per game.

Butler’s ATS record this season is 9-10, including a 3-4 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Butler’s over/under record this season is 11-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.1). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton enters this game with a 16-5 record, including a 7-3 mark in Big East play. They are currently riding a three-game win streak, and they have been especially strong at home, where they are 10-2 this season. Their average margin of victory at home is +15.4 points per game, and they have won four straight games at home.

So far this season, Creighton has been the favorite in 19 of their 21 games, going 16-3 in those contests. They come into this game as 9.5-point favorites, and their average scoring margin at home is +15.4 points per game.

Creighton has an ATS record of 10-11 this season and they have gone 4-8 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Creighton’s over/under record for the season is 9-12 and today’s line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 167 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.

Butler Offense Breakdown

Butler recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 90 points against Georgetown. This output exceeded their season average of 80.8 points per game. In terms of offense, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 156th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 133rd in percentage and 116th in three-pointers made.

Pierre Brooks (G) 16.6 4.5 1.1
Jahmyl Telfort (G) 13.9 5.1 2.8
DJ Davis (G) 13.6 3.0 2.3

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Creighton is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 85 points vs. DePaul. This figure is more than their season average of 79.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Trey Alexander with 23 points. Ryan Kalkbrenner also added 22 points for the Bluejays.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 17.8 8.1 3.8
Trey Alexander (G) 17.0 6.0 4.7
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 16.6 7.7 1.0

Butler Team Defense

In terms of defense, Butler is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.7 points per game. Against Georgetown in their most recent game, the Butler defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Georgetown to hit 34% of their shots.

Creighton Team Defense

So far, the Bluejays’ defense is ranked 72nd in the country at 67.2 points per contest. The Creighton defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed DePaul to connect on 12 threes.

Bulldogs vs Bluejays Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Butler has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 68 points per game.
  • Creighton has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 74 points per game while allowing 69. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • The last ten games that Butler was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Bluejays have an overall record of 3-0 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Bulldogs vs Bluejays Prediction

In this Bluejays vs. Bluejays matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Bluejays at -9.5. While we project the Bluejays to win 74-69, our recommendation is to bet on the Bulldogs for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 147.5, and our model projects the Bulldogs and Bluejays to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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