Creighton vs Butler: Big East Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 2 seed Creighton Bluejays (18-7) are  favorites in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals when they take on the No. 10 seed Butler Bulldogs (10-14) on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, tipping off at 6:00 PM ET on FS1. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 1:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Creighton Betting Information

  • With a mark of 9-13, the Bluejays have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Bluejays are 5-4 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 10-point favorite.
  • In 45.5% of their games this season (10/22), the Bluejays and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Bluejays defeated the Bulldogs 70-69 when these teams met on Wednesday. Marcus Zegarowski led the Bluejays with 32 points, while Chuck Harris scored 21 points to lead the Bulldogs. The Bluejays covered the 6-point spread in the matchup, and the game’s 139 total points went over the 133.5 set for the over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Creighton Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Marcus Zegarowski 23 15.4 3.7 4.4 1.3 0.0 2.7
Denzel Mahoney 24 13.5 4.2 1.8 1.5 0.1 2.3
Damien Jefferson 25 12.3 5.5 2.6 1.3 0.2 1.1
Christian Bishop 25 11.2 6.1 1.2 0.6 1.1 0.0
Mitch Ballock 25 10.6 3.1 2.5 1.0 0.2 2.7

Butler Betting Information

  • Butler has generally come up short ATS this season, with an 8-12-1 record.
  • The Bulldogs only hold a 0-1 record against the spread this season when they enter a game as at least a 10-point underdog.
  • 10 of the Bulldogs 21 games (47.6%) this season have failed to cover the point total.
  • The Bulldogs fell victim to the Bluejays 70-69 on Wednesday in each team’s last outing. Harris led the Bulldogs with 21 points, while Zegarowski scored 32 points to lead the Bluejays. The Bluejays covered the 6-point line, and the game went over the 133.5-point over/under.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Butler Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Chuck Harris 23 13.1 3.0 2.3 1.0 0.1 2.0
Bryce Nze 22 11.0 7.8 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.7
Jair Bolden 24 10.8 3.5 0.8 0.5 0.2 2.5
Bryce Golden 23 10.4 4.7 0.8 0.7 0.3 0.3
Aaron Thompson 14 10.4 2.5 4.7 1.1 0.2 0.1

Total Facts

  • Creighton’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (135.5 points) in 18 out of 25 opportunities (72% of matchups).
  • In eight out of Butler’s 24 games this year (33.3%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Thursday’s matchup.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 142.2 points per game, 6.7 points more than the over/under of 135.5 for this game.
  • This game’s point total is 1.5 fewer points than the 137 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Bluejays have seen a 147.5 over/under in their games this season, 12.0 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 3.7 points separates this game’s over/under (135.5 points) and the average total points bet in Bulldogs games (131.8 points) this season.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2021 Creighton Creighton -12.5 134 -1038 +633 Regular Season 93-73 CREIGH
1/16/2021 Creighton Butler -6.5 139 -295 +235 Regular Season 70-66 BUTLER
2/23/2020 Creighton Creighton -5 141 -230 +181 Regular Season 81-59 CREIGH
1/4/2020 Butler Butler -6.5 134.5 -295 +233 Regular Season 71-57 BUTLER

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