The Bluejays and Bulldogs are set to face off at 12:30 ET on FOX. The Bulldogs will host the game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. Creighton is favored by -3 in this Big East conference contest against Butler. The game’s over/under currently sits at 151.5 points.

CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS VS BUTLER BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Butler Bulldogs +3

This game will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 12:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE BUTLER BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Butler pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Are the Bluejays Ready for a Win at Indianapolis?

Creighton comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 23 of their 25 games this season. On the road, the Bluejays have gone 7-4, and they have won their last two games.

In their last game, Creighton defeated Georgetown by a score of 94-72. Over their last 10 road games, the Bluejays have gone 6-4.

Creighton has an overall ATS record of 12-13 this season, but they have gone 7-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Bluejays have a 12-11 record vs. the spread this year, including a mark of 2-1 in their last 3 games.

Creighton’s over/under record for the season is 12-13, and the average over/under line in their games is 148.7. So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 151.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 6-4.

The Creighton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 94 points vs. Georgetown. Overall their field goal percentage was 58.6% while connecting on 17 threes. Baylor Scheierman is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 18.3. Meanwhile, Trey Alexander also brings a PPG average of 17.3 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Creighton defense is giving up an average of 69.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Butler. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.9%.

Will the Bulldogs Exceed Expectations at Home?

Butler will enter tonight’s contest as the underdog, as they have gone 3-8 in 11 games as the underdog this season. The Bulldogs are 16-9 overall and 7-7 in Big East play. At home, Butler has gone 11-4, and their average scoring margin at home is +10.4.

In their last game, Butler fell to Marquette by a score of 78-72. Over their last 10 games at home, the Bulldogs are 7-3.

Butler has not been a good bet at home this season, going just 7-8 ATS. Over their last 10 home games, the Bulldogs have only covered the spread once. On the year, Butler is 12-12 vs. the spread.

Butler’s over/under record for the season is 14-10 and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (145.4). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points compared to their season average of 153.5. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

The Butler offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Marquette. Overall their field goal percentage was 40% while connecting on 9 threes. The Butler offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.8 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Butler defense is giving up an average of 73.8 points per contest. So far, the Butler defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.2 times per game (435th).