Xavier Musketeers vs. Butler Bulldogs 3/10/2021 Big East Tournament Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 7 seed Xavier Musketeers (13-7) are 6.5-point favorites in the Big East Tournament over the No. 10 seed Butler Bulldogs (9-14) on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. The contest begins at 6:00 PM ET and airs on FS1, with the winner moving one step closer to securing a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Xavier vs Butler Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Xavier -6.5 -110 -110 133.5 -113 -110 -291 231

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Xavier vs Butler
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Butler (+6.5) Over (133.5) Xavier 72 Butler 67

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Total Facts

  • The Musketeers and their opponents have scored at least 133.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 13 of 20 outings (65%) this year.
  • Butler and its opponents have added up to score more than 133.5 points in 39.1% of their matchups this year (nine of 23 opportunities).
  • The Musketeers and the Bulldogs combine to average 5.2 more points per game than the total of 133.5 set for this game.
  • The Musketeers and the Bulldogs have seen their opponents average a combined 4.6 more points per game than the over/under of 133.5 set for this game.
  • The average point total for Musketeers games this year is 11.8 more points than the total of 133.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Bulldogs games this year is 2.1 fewer points than the point total of 133.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Musketeers average 75.1 points per game, 7.2 more points than the 67.9 the Bulldogs allow.
  • When Xavier scores more than 67.9 points, it is 8-0 against the spread and 11-4 overall.
  • Butler has a 0-4 record against the spread and a 0-4 record overall when giving up more than 75.1 points.
  • The Bulldogs’ 63.6 points per game are 6.6 fewer points than the 70.2 the Musketeers give up to opponents.
  • Butler has put together a 2-2 overall record and a 2-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 70.2 points.
  • Xavier is 5-9 against the spread and 7-7 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 63.6 points.
  • The Musketeers have out-scored their opponents by a total of 98 points this season (4.9 points per game on average), and opponents of the Bulldogs have out-scored them by 99 more points on the year (4.3 per game).

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Xavier Betting Information

  • Xavier has earned an even 10-10 record against the spread this season.
  • The Musketeers have posted a winning record of 4-3 against the spread when the spread is -6.5 or higher.
  • Xavier has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 11 of 20 games for a 55% rate.

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a losing record against the spread, going 10-12-1 ATS (covering only 43.5% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 6.5-point underdogs, the Bulldogs have a record ATS of 0-2.
  • In most of Butler’s games this season, the teams have not hit the over (10 out of 23 games, 43.5%).

Head to Head

Xavier vs Butler (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/21/2021 Xavier -11 132 -715 +505 Regular Season 63-51 XAV
1/30/2021 Butler -2 132.5 -133 +110 Regular Season 68-55 XAV
3/7/2020 Xavier -3.5 128 -173 +140 Regular Season 72-71 BUTLER
2/12/2020 Butler -5.5 129 -249 +196 Regular Season 66-61 BUTLER

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Xavier Leaders

  • Zach Freemantle leads the Musketeers in scoring and rebounding, putting up 16.3 points and 9.0 boards per game.
  • Paul Scruggs is the Musketeers best passer, dishing out 5.8 assists per game while scoring 14.2 PPG.
  • Nate Johnson provides the most three-point shooting production for the Musketeers. He makes 2.6 threes per game.
  • Scruggs is Xavier’s leader in steals, averaging 1.6 steals per game, while Freemantle leads them in blocks with 0.9 per contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Chuck Harris is the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 12.8 points per game. He also adds 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • Bryce Nze is atop the Bulldogs rebounding leaderboard with 8.0 rebounds per game, and Aaron Thompson paces the team in assists with 4.7 per outing.
  • Jair Bolden contributes the bulk of the Bulldogs’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.5 threes per game to pace the team.
  • Myles Tate (1.2 steals per game) and Nze (0.5 blocks per game) lead the Bulldogs in steals and blocks, respectively.
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