Butler at Xavier: 3/10/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
Photo by Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
Xavier Musketeers (13-7) vs Butler Bulldogs (9-14)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: Xavier Musketeers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Where to Watch: FS1 Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Butler Bulldogs and Xavier Musketeers face on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Madison Square Garden.
The Butler Bulldogs come into this game with a 9-14 record overall and they have won two of their last three games. In the last game against Creighton though, the defense really struggled giving up 93 points and that led to a 20 point victory.Butler on the season is averaging 63.6 points per game while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. Butler is shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Chuck Harris has been the best player for Butler, averaging 12.8 points while shooting 40.3 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Xavier Musketeers who sit with a 13-7 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. In the last game against Marquette the offense could only manage 59 points and that led to the defeat. Xavier on the season is averaging 75.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.2 points per game. Zach Freemantle has been the best player for Xavier averaging 16.3 points while shooting 51 percent from the field and 32 percent from behind the three point line.
Butler is 5-17 against the spread in the last 23games played between the two teams.
Butler is going to need to slow down the pace to keep this game close and I expect points are going to be hard to come by both teams in this one. Back the under to cash with ease in this game