Creighton Bluejays vs. Butler Bulldogs - 1/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (13-5) at Creighton Bluejays (13-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:30 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Butler Bulldogs will travel to play the Creighton Bluejays in a Big East game on Saturday.
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-6 (4-2) and are coming off of a win against DePaul by a score of 91-80. Creighton has won 3 of their last 4 games and is tied for 3rd in the Big East standings. Creighton is averaging 83.5 points per game while giving up 73.4 points per game. Creighton is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game. Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 13.7 points per game and 6.5 assists per game for Creighton. Isaiah Zierden is averaging 12.4 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Bluejays. Creighton is shooting 69.8% on free throws, 38.5% on three-pointers, and 48.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Butler Bulldogs are 13-5 (2-4) and are coming off of a loss to Providence by a score of 71-68. Butler has lost 2 of their last 3 games, including a 5-point loss to Villanova. All of Butler’s conference losses have been to ranked teams. Butler is averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 70 points per game. Butler is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Kellen Dunham is averaging 16.1 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for Butler. Roosevelt Jones is averaging 14.2 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Bulldogs. Butler is shooting 72.9% on free throws, 35.8% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.
Butler is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Butler is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 4-0 in Butler’s last 4 games. Creighton is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 conference games. Creighton is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games. The over is 10-2-1 in Creighton’s last 13 home games.
Butler hasn’t started conference play as well as they would have hoped, but I believe they are better than their record indicates. Both of these teams are high scoring and play pretty decent defense. They are both also very similar in rebounding and shooting percentage. Butler has played a tough conference schedule so far and I think they will come out and win this game.