Creighton Bluejays vs. Butler Bulldogs - 2/16/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Butler Bulldogs (18-7) at Creighton Bluejays (12-14)
College Basketball: Monday, February 16, 2015 at 9:15 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Butler Bulldogs will travel to the CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Butler Bulldogs dropped to 18-7 (8-4 Big East) on the season after being defeated by the Villanova Wildcats, 68-65, this past Saturday. Butler shot 41.2% from the field and 41.2% (7-17) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Alex Barlow who had 19 points, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Butler is ranked 24th in the RPI Standings and has played the 20th ranked SOS. On the season, the Bulldogs have been led by Kellen Dunham (16.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.9 apg) and Roosevelt Jones (12.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.7 apg). Butler is averaging 71.8 ppg on 44.4% shooting. The Bulldogs average 5.7 three-pointers per game and are shooting 67.4% from the free-throw line. Butler is holding their opponents to an average of 61.0 ppg on 40.7% shooting.
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The Creighton Bluejays improved to 12-14 (3-10 Big East) on the season after defeating the Marquette Golden Flashes, 77-70, this past Saturday. Creighton shot 54.9% from the field and 47.1% (8-17) from beyond the arc in the win. Leading the way for the Bluejays was Rick Krelow who had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist. Creighton is ranked 125th in the RPI Standings and has played the 59th ranked SOS. On the season, the Bluejays have been led by Austin Chatman (10.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 3.9 apg) and Isaiah Zierden (9.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.5 apg). Creighton is averaging 66.8 ppg on 40.6% shooting. The Bluejays average 8.0 three-pointers per game and are shooting 74.2% from the free-throw line. Creighton is holding their opponents to an average of 67.1 ppg on 43.4% shooting (ranked
The Bulldogs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss. The Bluejays are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 Monday games and just 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
Butler lost a tough game at home against Villanova on Saturday as they allowed Darrun Hillard II to shoot 8-13 from beyond the arc, including the game winning three with about a second left for the 78-75 victory. Creighton shot about 50.0 from three-point range and was able to hang on in the second half for their second Big East victory. Butler lost a tough one but have proven that they are one of the best teams in the Big East. Creighton is tougher at home however, Butler is a much better team and should be able to cover this small spread. Take Butler to cover in this one.