Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bulldogs and Bluejays. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on FS1, and it's hosted by the Bluejays at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE. Get ready to place your bets! This Big East conference matchup has an over/under of 147.5 points, and Creighton is favored to win by -9.5 at home vs. Butler.

BUTLER BULLDOGS VS CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Butler Bulldogs +9.5

This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha at 9:00 ET on Friday, February 2nd.

WHY BET THE BUTLER BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bluejays.
  • Even though we have Creighton winning straight-up, we like Butler at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Bulldogs Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Butler enters today's game as a 9.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-6 in games where they are the underdog this season. They have gone 14-7 overall, including a 4-5 mark in Big East play. After their win over Georgetown, the Bulldogs are now on a two-game winning streak.

So far this season, Butler has gone 3-4 on the road, and their average scoring margin in those games is -2.1. Over their last ten road games, they have gone 4-6, and they are 2-1 in their last three.

Butler's ATS record this season is 9-10 and they are 3-5 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road, Butler's ATS mark is 3-4 this year and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Butler's over/under record this season is 11-8, and the average scoring total in their games is 151.9 points. Today's over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (145.1), and 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over is 2-1.

Butler's offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Georgetown, finishing the game with a total of 90 points. Their season average is now 80.8 points per game. Pierre Brooks led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Jahmyl Telfort chipped in with 17 points.

At this time, the Bulldogs' defense is positioned 191st in the country, permitting 72.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the Butler defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Georgetown knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.

Does Creighton Have What it Takes at Home?

Creighton comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 19 of their 21 games this season. They have a record of 16-3 as the favorite, compared to 0-2 as the underdog. At home, the Bluejays have gone 10-2 this season, and they are currently on a four-game win streak at home.

On the year, Creighton has an overall record of 16-5, and they have gone 7-3 in Big East play. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.4, and over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

Creighton has not been a good bet at home this season, going just 4-8 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays have a mark of 3-7 vs. the spread.

Creighton's over/under record this season is 9-12 and today's over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (148.9). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 167 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 3-0.

Creighton is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 85 points vs. DePaul. This figure is more than their season average of 79.7 points per game. Baylor Scheierman is leading the team in scoring at 17.8 points per contest. Trey Alexander has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17 going into the game.

So far, the Bluejays' defense is ranked 72nd in the country at 67.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Creighton's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.4% this season.