Creighton vs. Butler Pick
Who will come away with a needed win in the Big East when Butler plays host to Creighton tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Butler is the favorite tonight, as the Bulldogs are getting odds of -6 points against Creighton. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 157 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana and will air live on FS1.
Creighton is coming off a 90-86 loss at home against Marquette. The Bluejays are alternating wins and losses over their last six games. Creighton is 19-8 overall, 8-6 in the Big East and 12-13 against the spread. The Bluejays are averaging 85.1 points per game on offense while allowing 74.6 per contest. Marcus Foster is leading the team with 20 points per game while Khyri Thomas is adding 14.9 points per contest.
Butler snapped a three-game losing streak with a 69-54 win over Providence this past weekend. The Bulldogs are now 18-10 overall, 8-7 in the Big East and 14-13 against the spread. Butler is putting up 79.9 points per game on offense while allowing 72.1 per contest. Kelan Martin is putting up 20.7 points and 6.4 rebounds per game while Kamar Baldwin is adding 15.6 points and 5 rebounds per contest.
Creighton has won three straight meetings with Butler, covering the spread in all three. That includes an 85-74 win at home on Jan. 9. The Jays have covered in six of the last seven against the Bulldogs overall, but I think Butler has the edge tonight. Butler is 11-4 against the spread at home this season while Creighton is 3-6 ATS on the road. The Bluejays also have some injury issues which will hurt their depth for this game. The public betting is split down the middle for this game, but I like Butler at home.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTIONS: BUTLER -6