Butler vs. Creighton Pick
Can No. 25 Creighton do enough to pick up a lopsided win over Butler tonight at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Creighton is favored at home tonight, as the Bluejays are getting odds of -8 points against Butler. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 159 points. Tonight’s game takes place from CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska and will air live on FS1.
Butler has lost two straight coming into tonight’s game, including a 90-87 loss at home to Seton Hall this weekend. The Bulldogs are now 12-5 on the season, 2-2 in the Big East and 8-8 against the spread. Butler is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven games. Butler is scoring 80.5 points per game while allowing 71.5 per contest. Kelan Martin is leading Butler with 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while Kamar Baldwin is adding 15.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per contest.
Creighton has won three straight since suffering a 90-84 loss at Seton Hall. The Bluejays are coming off a 90-66 win at Georgetown this past weekend. Creighton is now 13-3 overall, 3-1 in the Big East and 9-6 against the spread. The Jays are putting up 90.2 points per game this season while allowing 71.9 per contest. Marcus Foster is leading Creighton with 18.8 points per game while Khyri Thomas is adding 14.9 points per contest.
Creighton has won two straight meetings with Butler and the Bluejays are 5-1 against the spread in the last six encounters. Butler hasn’t been a strong road team, as they are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 on the road. They are also 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Big East games. Since beating Villanova, Butler hasn’t been able to find that magic again. I think they will struggle on the road against a Creighton team that is 10-0 at home. The public betting is behind Butler, but I think the Bluejays will get the job done.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CREIGHTON -8