Butler vs. Creighton - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (9-10) at Butler Bulldogs (13-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Creighton Bluejays and Butler Bulldogs play Wednesday night at the Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Creighton Bluejays have lost seven straight games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Creighton is averaging 68.2 points on 41.6 percent shooting and is allowing 65.5 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 11.2 points and 4.2 assists while Isaiah Zierden is averaging 10 points and 2.4 rebounds. Toby Hegner is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and James Milliken is shooting 39.6 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays have eight players averaging at least 5.2 points while they’re shooting 74.9 percent from the line and 33.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Creighton is allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in three of its last five games. Zach Hanson is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Butler Bulldogs have split their last 10 games and look for their fourth Big East win. On the season, Butler is averaging 70.7 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 60.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Kellen Dunham is averaging 16.6 points and 2.6 rebounds while Roosevelt Jones is averaging 13.1 points and 3.7 assists. Andrew Chrabascz is grabbing 3.7 rebounds and Alex Barlow is dishing 2.1 assists. The Butler Bulldogs are a defensive team that’s allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 67 or less points in five of their last eight games. Offensively, Butler is shooting 66.8 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. Butler is 8-1 SU on its home court.
The Bluejays are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big East.
Both of these teams are average/below average, so I don't understand why Butler is getting this much love. The Creighton Bluejays can still put the ball in the hoop and are well coached. This is a weird game but I like the points here.