Xavier vs Butler: Big East Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 10, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 10, 2021

The No. 7 seed Xavier Musketeers (13-7) are favored by  in the Big East Tournament against the No. 10 seed Butler Bulldogs (9-14) on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, beginning at 6:00 PM ET on FS1. The winner takes another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 10, 2021, 2:17 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Xavier Betting Information

  • The Musketeers have covered the spread more often than not this season, putting together a record ATS of 10-9.
  • The Musketeers have a winning record against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more, going 4-3 this season.
  • In 52.6% of their games this season (10/19), the Musketeers and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Musketeers got a team-high 18 points from Paul Scruggs in a 66-59 loss to Marquette on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 125 points to fall short of the 145 point total.

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

Xavier Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach Freemantle 20 16.3 9.0 1.3 0.8 0.9 1.2
Paul Scruggs 20 14.2 4.1 5.8 1.6 0.5 1.3
Nate Johnson 16 11.4 4.2 1.7 1.2 0.1 2.6
Colby Jones 14 7.5 4.5 2.9 1.4 0.3 0.5
Adam Kunkel 15 7.1 1.3 1.7 1.1 0.2 1.1

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs hold a losing record ATS this season, covering seven times, failing to cover 12 times, and pushing one time.
  • As at least a 6.5-point underdog, the Bulldogs often have trouble covering with only a 0-2 record against the spread.
  • Half of Butler’s 20 games this season have topped the over/under.
  • The Bulldogs fell to Creighton 93-73 and failed to cover the spread as 12-point underdogs, while hitting the over on the 134 point total on Saturday in their most recent outing. Chuck Harris totaled a team-high 29 points in the loss.

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 22 12.8 2.9 2.4 1.0 0.1 2.0
Jair Bolden 23 11.1 3.5 0.8 0.6 0.2 2.5
Bryce Nze 21 10.6 8.0 2.0 0.6 0.5 0.6
Aaron Thompson 14 10.4 2.5 4.7 1.1 0.2 0.1
Bryce Golden 22 10.0 4.5 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.3

Total Facts

  • Xavier and its opponents have gone over Wednesday’s 133.5 total in 13 out of 20 games (65%) this year.
  • Nine Butler games this year (39.1% of its matchups) ended with a final score higher than Wednesday’s over/under of 133.5 points.
  • The total for the matchup of 133.5 is 5.2 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Musketeers (75.1 points per game) and the Bulldogs (63.6 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 138.1 points per game, 4.6 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Musketeers games is 145.3 points, 11.8 more than the over/under of 133.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 2.1 points separates this game’s over/under (133.5 points) and the average total points bet in Bulldogs games (131.4 points) this season.

Head to Head

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

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