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Creighton On An Unbelievable Run As Favorites

The Creighton Bluejays have quietly become one of the best teams in the nation and they have done so because they simply don’t lose games they are expected to win. Creighton has won its past 16 games as favorites while posting a stellar 13-2-1 ATS record in that span. Expect a battle in Omaha when Creighton hosts the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday.

SHARK BITES
  • Butler is 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS in its last 4 games against Creighton.
  • Creighton is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games against teams with winning records.
  • Butler is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games as road underdogs.

Creighton has its highest ranking in program history thanks to a lethal offensive attack. The Jays average 87.5 points per game while leading the nation in field goal percentage and shooting 42.2 percent from beyond the arc. Marcus Foster has become a force since transferring from Kansas State, as the guard is averaging a team-high 18.6 points and leading the Jays in shots.

Butler is nearly the opposite of Creighton, focusing on defense over offense. The Bulldogs allow 64.9 ppg while holding opponents to just 53.5 shots per game. Offensively, the Bulldogs rely heavily on Kelan Martin, who leads the team in points and rebounds but also has nearly twice as many turnovers as any other player on the squad.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Butler Bulldogs opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Butler Bulldogs vs Creighton Bluejays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Butler Bulldogs have watched them go 14-2 and 11-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Creighton Bluejays are at 15-1 and 11-3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Creighton Bluejays are 7-8, while the Butler Bulldogs have a 7-8-1 mark.

The Bluejays - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bluejays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Creighton is rated No. 31 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Butler is at No. 41.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Creighton's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 87.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 38 at 64.88 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 53.65% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.82% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Butler earned a 85-76 victory over Georgetown University on Saturday, getting 16 points from Kamar Baldwin at Verizon Center.

The Bluejays got 20 points from Justin Patton as Creighton ran past Providence 78-64 on Saturday at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Butler's last 8 games
  • Butler is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Butler is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Creighton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Creighton is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 6 games
  • Creighton is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler home to Xavier, Saturday, January 14th
Creighton at Truman State, Saturday, January 14th

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