Check out our free Creighton vs Butler pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Indianapolis. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Creighton vs Butler Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 17th Betting Odds

Bluejays vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Creighton Bluejays at Butler Bulldogs
  • Where: Indianapolis at Hinkle Fieldhouse
  • Date: Tuesday, January 17th
  • Betting Odds: Creighton -7, CREIGH -311 | BUTL +243 O/U 140.5

Bluejays Preview:

Through 18 games, the Creighton Bluejays have an overall record of 10-8. So far, the Bluejays have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 2-6. This season, Creighton has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 10-3. For today’s contest, Creighton has a betting line set -7 points in their favor.

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Creighton will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Baylor Scheierman who is averaging 13.39 points per game for the Bluejays. Scheierman is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bluejays’ offensive game plan is the play of Trey Alexander who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.17 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Creighton this season, as they are currently ranked 262nd in college basketball at 69.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bluejays’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 436th in the NCAA.

Bulldogs Preview:

Butler heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-8. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 8-3. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 8 times, going 1-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.

Butler’s leading scorer this season is Chuck Harris, who is averaging 12.63 points per contest. So far, Harris has accounted for 18.07% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.95 rebounds per game and 2.74 assists. Jayden Taylor is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.53 points per game. Between him and Taylor, they are accounting for 36.0% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Butler this season, as they are currently ranked 411th in college basketball at 63.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.5%, placing them 445th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Creighton Bluejays -7

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Creighton Bluejays to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7 point betting favorites. Although Creighton as a team is just 150th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Bulldogs’ defense. In addition, the Bluejays have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 6-4 (last 10). At -7 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Bluejays to come out on top and cover.

 


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