Xavier vs Butler: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 21, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 21, 2021

The Butler Bulldogs (7-12) are 8.5-point underdogs as they look to stop a three-game road slide when they square off against the Xavier Musketeers (11-4) on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Cintas Center. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS1. The point total is 133.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 21, 2021, 1:21 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Xavier Betting Information

  • Xavier has put together an 8-6 record against the spread this season.
  • The Musketeers are 2-3 against the spread this season when they are at least an 8.5-point favorite.
  • In 64.3% of their games this season (9/14), the Musketeers and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • The Musketeers lost to Saint John’s (NY) 93-84 and failed to cover the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, while going over the 155 point total in their last contest on Tuesday. Zach Freemantle totaled a team-high 22 points in the loss.

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 15 16.5 8.7 1.4 0.9 0.9 1.2
Paul Scruggs 15 14.2 4.0 6.4 1.8 0.5 1.5
Nate Johnson 15 11.9 4.3 1.8 1.2 0.1 2.8
Colby Jones 9 7.7 3.9 2.7 1.1 0.2 0.6
KyKy Tandy 13 7.5 1.2 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.4

Butler Betting Information

  • Butler has typically come up short ATS this season, with a 7-10-1 record.
  • The Bulldogs only hold a 0-2 record against the spread this season when they play as at least an 8.5-point underdog.
  • In 18 games this season, the Bulldogs have hit the over in exactly half of their games.
  • The Bulldogs lost to Marquette 73-57 and didn’t cover the spread as 2-point favorites, while hitting the over on the 129.5 point total on Wednesday in their most recent outing. Bryce Golden scored a team-high 20 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 18 11.3 2.3 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.9
Jair Bolden 19 10.8 3.5 0.8 0.4 0.2 2.6
Bryce Nze 18 10.7 7.7 1.9 0.7 0.5 0.7
Aaron Thompson 14 10.4 2.5 4.7 1.1 0.2 0.1
Bryce Golden 18 9.6 4.3 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.3

Total Facts

  • Xavier and its opponents have hit the over on Sunday’s 133.5 total in 10 out of 15 games (66.7%) this season.
  • Seven Butler games this year (36.8% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Sunday’s over/under of 133.5 points.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 141.3 points per game, 7.8 points more than the over/under of 133.5 for this game.
  • These two teams give up a combined 138.9 points per game, 5.4 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • This season, the average total for Musketeers games is 148.8 points, 15.3 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
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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