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College Basketball Matchup - Butler Bulldogs Xavier Musketeers Odds Preview

Xavier Musketeers Butler Bulldogs
16-7 February 11, 2014, 09:00 | Hinkle Fieldhouse 12-11



The Butler Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Xavier Musketeers on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Hinkle Fieldhouse in college betting action.

Supporters of the Musketeers have watched them go 16-7 and 13-8 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 12-11 and 10-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 10-11, while the Musketeers have a 10-11 mark.

View Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Butler opened as 0-point in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Bulldogs sit at No. 284 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Musketeers sit at No. 157 on the same chart.

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Xavier was a 59-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Matt Stainbrook scored 13 points leading the Musketeers to a 59-53 victory over Providence at Cintas Center on Saturday.

Butler was a 71-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured a 71-63 loss at the hands of the Hoyas on Saturday, despite a 24-point effort from Andrew Chrabascz at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Musketeers rank No. 39 in NCAA Division 1 with 38.04 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 144 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 165-ranked team at 5.74 per game, while the Musketeers rate No. 198 with 5.22 per game.

Next up:
Xavier at Marquette, Saturday, February 15th
Butler at Creighton, Thursday, February 13th