Betting on today’s Musketeers and Bulldogs game? Catch the action at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, as the Bulldogs hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on FS1. Xavier is favored by -2 in this Big East conference contest against Butler. The game’s over/under currently sits at 150.5 points.


The Pick: Butler Bulldogs +2

This game will be played at Madison Square Garden at 4:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will Butler pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Xavier Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After losing two straight games, Xavier will look to get back on track against Butler. The Musketeers are favored by two points, and they have gone 13-4 when favored this season. Xavier’s record is 15-16, and they are 9-11 in Big East play.

So far this season, the Musketeers have gone 4-9 on the road, and they have been outscored by an average of 4.8 points per game. Xavier’s average scoring margin at home is +7.1.

When looking at Xavier’s ATS record this season, they are just one game below .500 at 15-14-2. However, their ATS record on the road is just 6-7 this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Musketeers have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Xavier games is 16-15. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 150.6 points, which is slightly higher than the average over/under line of 150.3. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 164 points.

Xavier’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Marquette, finishing the game with a total of 80 points. Their season average is now 76.4 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Quincy Olivari, who holds an average of 19.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Desmond Claude is averaging 16 points per game this season.

Currently, the Musketeers’ defense holds the 240th rank in the nation, allowing 74.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Butler. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.

Can the Bulldogs Lock in a Home Win?

Butler enters this game as a 2-point underdog, and they have gone just 3-11 when tabbed as the underdog this season. On the year, the Bulldogs are 12-6 at home, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

So far, Butler has an overall record of 18-13, and they are currently riding a two-game win streak. In their last game, the Bulldogs defeated Xavier by a score of 72-66.

Butler’s ATS record this season is 14-16, including an 8-10 mark at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs are just 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this year, Butler’s ATS record is 2-8 over their last 10 games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Butler games is 14-16. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (146.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

The Butler offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Xavier. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.9% while connecting on 6 threes. On the offensive front, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, ranking 182nd nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 139th in terms of percentage and 93rd in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 224th rank in the nation, allowing 73.6 points per game. Butler’s three-point defense is currently 175th in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 42.5% of their shots vs. Butler.