Creighton Bluejays vs Butler Bulldogs NCAA Betting Prediction

Creighton Bluejays vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction 2/17/2024

The Creighton Bluejays (18-7) travel to face off against the Butler Bulldogs (16-9) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on FOX. Creighton is coming off a win in their previous game, while Butler is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Marquette. Tip-off is set for 12:30 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs Butler Bulldogs

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 23 of their 25 games this season. They have a record of 18-5 when favored, and they have gone 7-4 on the road this season, compared to 11-3 at home.

Over their last 10 road games, the Bluejays have gone 6-4, and they have won their last two games. In their most recent game, they defeated Georgetown by a score of 94-72.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is just 12-13, but they have a winning mark vs. the spread on the road at 7-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays are just 4-6, while they have gone 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games.

On the season, the over/under record for Creighton games is 12-13, and the average scoring total in their games is 151 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 164 points.

The Butler Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Butler has been a much better team at home this season, as they have gone 11-4 compared to 4-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.4, compared to -2.6 on the road.

So far this season, the Bulldogs have been the underdog in 11 of their 25 games, going just 3-8 in those matchups. In their most recent game, they lost to Marquette by a score of 78-72.

Butler’s ATS record this season is currently at .500 (12-12). At home, the Bulldogs have gone 7-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Butler has gone 5-5 and they are 5-6 vs. the spread as the underdog this season.

So far this season, the over/under record for Butler games is 14-10. The average over/under line in their games is 145.4 and their games have averaged 153.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this season, but their last three games have averaged just 142 points.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

Creighton is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 94 points versus Georgetown. This output is higher than their season-average of 81.2 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Baylor Scheierman who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.3. Trey Alexander also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.3.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.3 8.7 4.1
Trey Alexander (G) 17.3 6.0 4.7
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 17.0 7.5 1.3

Butler Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Butler offense ended with 72 points against Marquette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40% and made 9 threes. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 144th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 109th in terms of percentage and 115th in three-pointers made.

Pierre Brooks (G) 15.8 4.6 1.1
Jahmyl Telfort (G) 14.3 4.8 3.2
DJ Davis (G) 14.2 3.4 2.2

Creighton Team Defense

At this time, the Bluejays’ defense is positioned 110th in the country, permitting 69.8 points per game. Creighton’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Georgetown offense to knock down 58% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.

Butler Team Defense

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 213rd, allowing 73.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Butler’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Bluejays vs Bulldogs Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Creighton has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 77 points per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Butler has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 78 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 2-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Creighton has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 8-2 straight up.

Bluejays vs Bulldogs Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +2.5, we recommend going with the Bulldogs on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 151.5 and our model has the Bluejays and Bulldogs finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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