Creighton vs Butler: Big East Tournament Betting Odds and Picks – March 11, 2021

Posted on March 11, 2021 - Last Updated on April 19, 2021

The No. 2 seed Creighton Bluejays (18-7) are favored by 10.5 points when they play the No. 10 seed Butler Bulldogs (10-14) in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Thursday at Madison Square Garden starting at 6:00 PM ET and airing on FS1.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 9:10 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Creighton -10.5 -110 -110 136 -107 -113

Keys to the Game for Creighton

  • Creighton has failed to beat the spread more often than not this season, going 9-13.
  • When they are at least 10.5-point favorites, the Bluejays have a winning ATS record of 5-4.
  • Creighton regularly does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 10 of 22 games (45.5%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Creighton Leaders

  • The Bluejays leader in points and assists is Marcus Zegarowski, who puts up 15.4 points per game to go with 4.4 assists.
  • Christian Bishop leads the Bluejays in rebounding, pulling down 6.1 rebounds per game while also scoring 11.2 points a contest.
  • Mitch Ballock contributes the bulk of the Bluejays’ three-point shooting production. He makes 2.7 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Denzel Mahoney and Ryan Kalkbrenner lead Creighton on the defensive end, with Mahoney leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Kalkbrenner in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Keys to the Game for Butler

  • Butler has a losing record against the spread, going 8-12-1 ATS (covering only 38.1% of the time).
  • The Bulldogs have not fared well as a 10.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 10.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Butler’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (11 out of 21 games, 52.4%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Butler Leaders

  • The Bulldogs leader in scoring is Chuck Harris with 13.1 points per game. He also adds 3.0 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Butler leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Bryce Nze with 7.8 rebounds per game and Aaron Thompson with 4.7 assists per game.
  • Jair Bolden makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulldogs, averaging 2.5 treys per game.
  • Butler’s Myles Tate has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.2 per game and Nze is first in blocks with 0.5 per game.

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bluejays (-10.5)

Pick OU:
Over (136)

Prediction: Creighton 75, Butler 64

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

Creighton and Butler have a tied 2-2 record in their last four head-to-head matchups. Neither team holds an advantage against the spread in those head-to-head meetings, with the season series tied at 2-2 ATS.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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