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Butler Bulldogs vs Musketeers College Hoops Game Preview

Butler BulldogsXavier Musketeers
Nov 13, 4:00 PM | Cintas Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers Odds


Xavier will look to improve on its 1-0 record on Tuesday when they host Butler in NCAA basketball odds action at Cintas Center.

The Musketeers bring a 1-0 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-0 Bulldogs, who are 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Xavier go 0-0 so far and the Bulldogs go 0-0.

View Butler vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Bulldogs were listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 45 (Musketeers) and the No. 61 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 123-96 result in favor of the Musketeers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Xavier's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 117 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 124 at 59 PPG. The Musketeers field goal percentage has averaged 70.5% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 50% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Butler was a 74-59 winner in its last match at home against Elon. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. Butler got 21 points from Rotnei Clarke en route to a 74-59 victory over Elon on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Xavier won its last outing, a 117-75 result against Fairleigh Dickinson on November 9. Xavier cruised to victory on Friday, running Fairleigh Dickinson out of the gym and running up a 117-75 score at Cintas Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
After playing Elon are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Robert Morris are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

Next up:
Butler at Marquette, Monday, November 19
Xavier home to Robert Morris, Saturday, November 17