Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bulldogs vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(9-14) Butler Bulldogs vs. Xavier Musketeers (13-7)
Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM ET
Venue: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York
CBB Moneyline Odds: Butler +OFF | Xavier -OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Xavier -6
CBB Betting Total: O/U 133.5
Wednesday college hoops has a Big East showdown taking place in the “Mecca” Madison Square Garden between the Butler Bulldogs (9-14, 8-12 Big East) and Xavier Musketeers (13-7, 6-7 Big East). This matchup kicks off the Big East tournament for both teams and either side will need to find some magic in winning out in order to make the NCAA tournament.
Xavier’s had an up and down year and are currently sitting on the bubble so if they want to secure their spot they’ll need to show the committee they prove to be in the field of 64. The Bulldogs are not having a great year and finished second to last in the conference but they did play the most games which hurts their standing.
These teams faced off twice this season with Xavier capturing both wins by a double digit margin. The first game was on January 30th which produced a 68-55 Musketeer victory and then on February 21st with a 63-51 win. Xavier’s Zach Freemantle was the games highest scorer and posted a double double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Colby Jones added a double double as well for the Musketeers with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Butler had a challenging regular season and also dealt with injuries. They only won 2 out of their last 6 games of the season however they were able to register an upset win over Villanova before falling to Creighton in the regular-season finale. Butler did defeat Creighton in the first meeting earlier this year. They have covered in 10 of their 19 conference battles this season.
Chuck Harris was an unanimous Big East All-Freshman selection and leads the Bulldogs with a 12.8 points per game average. The guard has eclipsed the 20 point mark five times which included 29 points in his previous effort. Harris has only scored a combined 20 points in his two games against Xavier.
Xavier had an up and down regular season and never seemed to form any consistency. They were 8-0 to open the year and appeared to be a contender to win the conference but then had several games postponed which seemed to ruin their momentum.
They enter this tournament having lost three out of their last four games including a road loss to Marquette in their latest action. The Musketeers have covered the points in six of their 13 conference games.
Zach Freemantle has been the man in charge for the Musketeers and is averaging 16.3 points and 9.1 rebounds for the season. The sophomore forward earned several double-doubles and eclipsed the 20 point mark seven times.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Butler is 3-4 ATS in last 7 games
- Butler OVERS are 5-2 in last 7 games
- Xavier is 1-3 SU in last 4 games
- Xavier is 2-5 ATS in last 7 games
- Xavier is 5-5 on O/U in last 10 games
Free Butler Bulldogs vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAAB Prediction:
Butler displayed great character late in the season, winning two out of their last three games which included a win against Seton Hall and a 73-61 triumph over #8 Villanova. Meanwhile, Xavier wasn’t very threatening down the final stretch, losing five out of their last seven games overall. In that span they lost to Marquette and Georgetown squads who both finished below .500 in Big East play. Xavier is also playing without their third-leading scorer in Nate Johnson (11.4 PPG) and it’s no coincidence the Musketeers lost three of the four games in which Johnson did not play. Take the Bulldogs to cover for the first time against Xavier all year.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Butler +6
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