Creighton matches up against Butler
The Creighton Bluejays will be looking for another easy win and cover against the Butler Bulldogs on Thursday night as those teams meet in college basketball betting action.
Creighton got past Butler 88-60 and covered the 10.5-point spread as a home favorite when the schools met for the first time this season back on January 14. That game turned out to be an OVER result for totals bettors at the sportsbooks.
Supporters of the Bluejays have watched them go 19-4 and 13-8 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 12-12 and 10-11-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 10-12, while the Bluejays have a 8-13 mark.
Bettors looking to go with the Bulldogs in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Bluejays was expected to move the line.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 284-rated Bulldogs and the No. 19-ranked Bluejays, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.
In their last action, Creighton was a 70-65 loser on the road against St. John's. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Doug McDermott scored 25 points for Creighton on Sunday, but the Red Storm managed a 70-65 victory over the Bluejays at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Butler, they were a 64-50 loser as they battled Xavier at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Elijah Brown scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 64-50 to Xavier at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday).
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bluejays is ranked No. 81 in NCAA hoops at 36.65 per game. Contrast that with Butler’s No. 157 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Butler is the No. 155-ranked team in the country at 5.79 per game, while Creighton rates No. 2 at 10.52 per game.
A few Bluejays at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Creighton is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
Creighton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Creighton is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games
Butler is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Butler is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Butler's last 7 games
Butler is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Creighton home to Villanova, Sunday, February 16th
Butler at St. John's, Tuesday, February 18th