Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
Looking for Butler Bulldogs vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bulldogs taking on the Musketeers on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Butler Xavier matchup.
(12-3) Butler Bulldogs vs. Xavier Musketeers (14-1)
Date: Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Xavier -7
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Butler did it again. The Bulldogs knocked off Villanova for the third time in the last two seasons. They’ve pulled upsets when the ‘Cats were twice the No. 1 team in the nation and another time when they were No. 2.
Butler shot 15-of-22 from three-point land in the 101–93 upset. Villanova went off itself but the three-point shooting made the difference, ‘Nova shooting just 12-for-35.
The Bulldogs are now just one of three teams in the conference without a loss after the first week. Seton Hall and its opponent on Tuesday, Xavier, are the two others. Butler is actually a bigger underdog in this game then it was against No. 1 Villanova over the weekend.
Xavier beat Marquette by four in Milwaukee in its Big East opener and then just managed to take care of DePaul in its first home game of the conference season. The Musketeers came back from down 16 in the second half in that win over DePaul.
So two narrow wins might not make the X men look like a Big East favorite but two wins are two wins and with Villanova’s loss, Xavier may have just taken the inside track to the regular season conference championship. Of course, a lot of basketball is left to be played.
JP Macura’s scoring is down a point-and-a-half in his senior season but he’s also taking 2.5 less field goal attempts per game. His efficiency is up and turnovers down, doing things a senior who doesn’t feel the pressure to show what he can do scoring the ball does.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in BUT last 9 vs. Big East.
- XAV are 18-5 ATS in their last 23 games overall.
- Under is 19-7 in XAV last 26 Tue. games.
- XAV are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games.
- Head to Head: BUT are 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Butler vs. Xavier NCAAB Prediction: Xavier silences Butler in Ohio.
Butler is a lot more comfortable getting into shootouts in its home gym. It won’t have such luck at Xavier.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier -7
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Butler 72 – Xavier 80
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