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Butler Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers Betting Line and Trends Report

Xavier looks to cover the Musketeers-Bulldogs pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 12-1 mark when they host Butler in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Xavier Musketeers betting line as -6-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Butler Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Butler Bulldogs have watched them go 11-2 and 7-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Xavier Musketeers are at 12-1 and 9-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Xavier Musketeers are 8-5, while the Butler Bulldogs have a 9-4 mark.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-ranked Xavier Musketeers and the No. 23-rated Butler Bulldogs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Xavier's No. 53 nationally ranked offense (80.08 points per game) against a Butler Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 138 at 70.08 PPG. The Xavier Musketeers have been averaging 44.63% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (50.36% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kelan Martin scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 81-73 to Providence at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Thursday).

Xavier was run off the court by the Wildcats on Thursday as Villanova routed them 95-64 at Villanova Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Butler is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Butler's last 10 games
  • Butler is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Xavier is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Xavier is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
  • Xavier is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler at DePaul, Tuesday, January 5th
Xavier at St. John's, Wednesday, January 6th

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