The Butler Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Xavier Musketeers at Hinkle Fieldhouse in NCAA basketball odds action.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you were backing the Xavier Musketeers in this one, their betting line was listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Supporters of the Xavier Musketeers have watched them go 13-3 and 9-6 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Butler Bulldogs are at 14-3 and 11-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Butler Bulldogs are 7-9-1, while the Xavier Musketeers have a 8-7 mark.
The Butler Bulldogs sit at No. 41 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Xavier Musketeers sit at No. 6 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 93 nationally ranked offense (76.88 points per game) against a Xavier Musketeers defense that sits as the No. 72 at 67.25 PPG. The Butler Bulldogs have been averaging 48.32% from the field, more than the Musketeers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Musketeers were hammered by Villanova on Tuesday, losing by a 79-54 final at Villanova Pavilion in college basketball betting action.
Avery Woodson scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 75-64 to Creighton at CenturyLink Center on Wednesday).
Next Betting Matchups
Xavier home to Creighton, Monday, January 16th
Butler at Marquette, Monday, January 16th