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Butler Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers in college hoops odds

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Dec 7, 9:00 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

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Hinkle Fieldhouse features an NCAAB clash between the host Butler Bulldogs and the visiting Xavier Musketeers in college hoops action on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs sit at 4-4 (0-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Musketeers are currently 6-0 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Butler is 3-2 OU, and Xavier is 1-3 OU.

View Xavier vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Musketeers odds would favor the Musketeers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Butler is rated No. 129 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Xavier is at No. 48. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-71 win for the Musketeers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Butler's No. 182-rated squad against Xavier's No. 12-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Butler rates No. 127 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 216 nationally with 5.7 per match.

Defensively, Xavier features the nation's No. 156-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 255 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Xavier, they were a 66-63 winner as they battled Purdue at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Tu Holloway scored 21 points leading the Musketeers to a 66-63 victory over Purdue at Cintas Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Butler was a 77-71 loser at home against Valparaiso. They failed to cover the 5.5–point spread as favorites. Ronald Nored scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 77-71 to Valparaiso at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday).

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Purdue are 5-1
After a win are 9-1

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ball State are 7-3
After playing Valparaiso are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Musketeers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier's last 7 games on the road
Butler is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Butler is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Xavier home to Cincinnati, Saturday, December 10
Butler at Ball State, Saturday, December 10

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