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Butler Bulldogs home to Xavier Musketeers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Xavier MusketeersButler Bulldogs
March 9, 6:30 PM | Hinkle Fieldhouse

Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Musketeers of Xavier hit the hard court against the Bulldogs of Butler.

Butler battles the Musketeers, currently sitting with a 17-12 mark (16-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 15-12 for the Bulldogs and 12-15 for the Musketeers.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Butler Bulldogs as 8.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 49 (Bulldogs) and the No. 88 (Musketeers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 71-69 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Butler has the nation's No. 121-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Musketeers defense ranks No. 72 allowing on average 62.4 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, less than the Musketeers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Xavier owns the country's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 61.9 points per game on the highway. Butler, on the other hand, rates No. 111 in scoring at home.

Xavier was a 77-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Saint Louis. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Musketeers grabbed a 77-66 win over the Billikens on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Semaj Christon at Cintas Center.

Butler was a 73-62 winner in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Butler got 17 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to a 73-62 victory over Massachusetts on Thursday at Mullins Center.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Saint Louis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Musketeers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Xavier's last 11 games on the road
Xavier is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Butler is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Butler is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games at home