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Butler Bulldogs Visit Xavier Musketeers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Xavier looks to cover the Musketeers-Bulldogs pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 18-10 mark when they host Butler in college basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Butler Bulldogs opened as -1.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Butler Bulldogs vs Xavier Musketeers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Xavier Musketeers sit at 18-10 (11-16 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Butler Bulldogs are currently 22-6 (17-11 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Xavier is 14-13 OU, and Butler is 13-14-1 OU.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Xavier Musketeers rated this week at No. 171 and the Butler Bulldogs sitting at No. 58.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Butler Bulldogs rank No. 242 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 32.75 per game. That compares with Xavier’s No. 42 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Xavier is college basketball's No. 179-ranked team at 6.86 per game, while the Butler Bulldogs rate No. 106 with 7.82 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Butler got 22 points from Kelan Martin en route to a 74-66 victory over Villanova on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.

J.P. Macura scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 71-64 to Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Butler is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Butler's last 6 games on the road
  • Xavier is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Xavier is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Xavier's last 5 games
  • Xavier is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler home to Seton Hall, Saturday, March 4th
Xavier at Marquette, Wednesday, March 1st