Creighton Bluejays vs. Butler Bulldogs: 3/6/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 6, 2021

The Butler Bulldogs (9-13) are heavy underdogs (by 12.5 points) to end a four-game road losing streak when they visit the No. 14 Creighton Bluejays (17-7) on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 134 points.

Betting Information

Creighton vs Butler Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Creighton -12.5 -110 -110 134 -109 -113 -1136 675

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Total Facts

  • In 70.8% of their games this year (17 of 24 chances), the Bluejays and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 134 points.
  • Butler has played in eight games this year (out of 22 total matchups — 36.4% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 134 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.9 more points per game (140.9) than this matchup’s over/under of 134 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 135.6 points per game, 1.6 more than the point total in this game.
  • The average total the Bluejays have had set in matchups this season is 12.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under for Bulldogs games this season is 4.1 less points than the point total of 134 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Bluejays put up 11.1 more points per game (77.8) than the Bulldogs allow (66.7).
  • Creighton is 15-5 overall and 10-0 against the spread when scoring more than 66.7 points.
  • In games when Butler allows more than 77.8 points, it is 0-2 against the spread and 0-2 overall.
  • The Bulldogs’ 63.1 points per game are 5.8 fewer points than the 68.9 the Bluejays allow.
  • When it scores more than 68.9 points, Butler is 4-0 against the spread and 4-1 overall.
  • Creighton has a 10-7 record overall and an ATS record of 7-10 in games when its opponents put up more than 63.1 points.
  • The Bluejays have out-scored their opponents by a total of 214 points this season (8.9 points per game on average), and opponents of the Bulldogs have out-scored them by 79 more points on the year (3.6 per game).

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Creighton Betting Information

  • Creighton has covered in just 11 of 24 matchups this season.
  • The Bluejays have posted a winning record of 4-2 against the spread when the spread is -12.5 or bigger.
  • The Bluejays have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 11 of 24 games (45.8%).

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a losing record against the spread, going 10-11-1 ATS (covering just 45.5% of the time).
  • The Bulldogs have not fared well as a 12.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 12.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Butler’s games this year, the teams have not hit the over (9 out of 22 games, 40.9%).

Head to Head

Creighton vs Butler (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Creighton -6.5 139 -295 +235 Regular Season 70-66 BUTLER
2/23/2020 Creighton -5 141 -230 +181 Regular Season 81-59 CREIGH
1/4/2020 Butler -6.5 134.5 -295 +233 Regular Season 71-57 BUTLER

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Creighton Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Bluejays is Marcus Zegarowski, who scores 14.7 points and dishes out 4.6 assists per game.
  • Christian Bishop is Creighton’s best rebounder, pulling down an average of 5.9 boards in each contest while scoring 11.3 points per game.
  • Mitch Ballock provides the most three-point shooting production for the Bluejays. He makes 2.8 threes per game.
  • The Creighton steals leader is Denzel Mahoney, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Ryan Kalkbrenner, who compiles 1.4 rejections per contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Chuck Harris is the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 12.0 points per game. He also adds 2.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his stats.
  • Butler’s leader in rebounds is Bryce Nze with 8.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Aaron Thompson with 4.7 per game.
  • Jair Bolden knocks down 2.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulldogs.
  • Butler’s leader in steals is Myles Tate with 1.2 per game, and its leader in blocks is Nze with 0.5 per game.
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