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Could UNDER Be The Play When Creighton, Butler Meet?

Two teams trending in the wrong direction meet with plenty to prove as the Creighton Bluejays travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to take on the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday. Offense has been hard to come by when these Big East opponents clash, with the UNDER hitting in five of Creighton and Butler’s past six meetings.

Shark Bites
  • Creighton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against Butler.
  • The visiting team is 0-3 SU in the last 3 games between Creighton and Butler.
  • Butler is 10-1 SU and ATS in its last 11 games with two days off between games.

Creighton has been missing Maurice Watson Jr., going 1-2 SU and ATS since the senior was sidelined for the season due to a torn ACL. During the two losses, senior Isaiah Zierden started in place of Watson but freshman Davion Mintz got the start in Creighton’s win over DePaul. If the Bluejays want to find their footing, leading scorer Marcus Foster needs to stop turning the ball over, as the junior has averaged 4.3 giveaways per game in the past three.

Butler is coming off a tough loss to Georgetown in which the Bulldogs struggled defensively. That loss, Butler's first at home this season, saw the Bulldogs allow Georgetown to shoot 72.7 percent from the field in the second half and 63.8 for the game. Freshman Kamar Baldwin continues to assert himself in the Bulldogs lineup with the guard averaging 15.8 points while shooting over 50 percent from the floor in the past five.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Butler Bulldogs were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Creighton Bluejays vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Butler Bulldogs are 18-4 so far on the season, and 14-8 ATS vs the number. The Creighton Bluejays, meanwhile, are 19-3 and 14-5-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Butler go 10-11-1 and the Creighton Bluejays go 8-11-1 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 74 (Butler) and the No. 139 (Creighton) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Creighton is ranked No. 170 in NCAA basketball at 35.59 per game. Contrast that with Butler's No. 250 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Butler is the No. 120-ranked team in the country at 7.64 per game, while Creighton rates No. 72 at 8.36 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bluejays got 18 points from Khyri Thomas as Creighton ran past DePaul 83-66 on Saturday at CenturyLink Center-NE.

Butler got 22 points from Kelan Martin but lost anyway, 85-81, to Georgetown University on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Creighton is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
  • Creighton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Creighton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Creighton's last 6 games on the road
  • Butler is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Butler is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
  • Butler is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Butler is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Creighton home to Xavier, Saturday, February 4th
Butler at Marquette, Tuesday, February 7th