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Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs College Basketball Betting Preview

The Butler Bulldogs will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Xavier Musketeers at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Butler sat as -2-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Xavier Musketeers vs Butler Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 17-7 and 11-12-1 ATS Butler Bulldogs will face the 21-3 Xavier Musketeers, who own a 14-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Butler Bulldogs are 12-11-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Xavier Musketeers are 14-9-1.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 37-ranked Butler Bulldogs and the No. 45-rated Xavier Musketeers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Butler's No. 102-rated squad against Xavier's No. 15-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Butler rates No. 163 in the country with 6.62 per game, while their foes tonight, the Xavier Musketeers rank No. 119 nationally with 7.25 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jalen Reynolds scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Musketeers to a win (they lost 70-56 to Creighton at CenturyLink Center on Tuesday).

Seton Hall was victimized for 23 points and 23 rebounds by Kelan Martin as the Bulldogs bested the Pirates 81-75 in college basketball action on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Xavier is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Xavier is 21-3 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 7 games
  • Xavier is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Butler is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Butler is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Butler's last 10 games
  • Butler is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Xavier home to Providence, Wednesday, February 17th
Butler at Creighton, Tuesday, February 16th