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Butler Bulldogs at Creighton Blue Jays Betting Preview – Feb 2, 2024

In College Basketball on Friday, the Butler Bulldogs are set to take on the Creighton Blue Jays. The Butler Bulldogs come into the game with a 14-7 record on the season. Butler has won three straight games. The most recent win for the Bulldogs came in overtime on Saturday over the Villanova Wildcats.

For Creighton, they are 16-5 on the season. The Blue Jays have also won three straight games. Creighton downed DePaul in blowout fashion on Saturday. Overall, in their last 10 games, the Blue Jays have won 7 of them.

The Creighton Blue Jays are -9.5 in this game. The total is listed at 147.

Bulldogs Heating Up

Butler started the month of January with four losses in their first five games. Losses to St. John’s, UConn, Seton Hall and Xavier had them near the bottom of the league. But, bounce back wins over DePaul, Georgetown and Villanova have them feeling better heading into February.

Pierre Brooks is the top scorer this season for Butler. He is scoring more than 16.5 points per game. The Bulldogs have four guys scoring double digits per game, with Jahmyl Telfort second, DJ Davis third, and Posh Alexander fourth. Butler is scoring 80.8 points per game as a team.

The Bulldogs are starting a tough stretch of their schedule. Following this game, they go to UConn on February 6th. When they come back home, things will not be easy as Providence and Marquette both come to town, before the rematch at home with Creighton.

Blue Jays Can Shoot It

The Creighton Blue Jays are known for their ability to score, and shoot the long ball. This year has been a little down, at 79.7 points per game. They do make the three point shot, as they are averaging more than 10 per game as a team. The Blue Jays are scoring 89 points per game during their three game winning streak.

Creighton’s top scorer this season has been Baylor Scheierman with 20.6 points per game. After that is Trey Alexander. Alexander has gone three straight games with 23+ points in each of them. Ryan Kalkbrenner, the big man for Creighton has also been solid, as he recorded 22 and 10 rebounds in the win over DePaul.

The Blue Jays will go on the road after this game. Butler is at Providence on Wednesday and will visit Xavier on February 10th. The next time they will play at home is February 13th against Georgetown.

Blue Jays win at Home

The Big East standings are interesting, with the UConn Huskies leading the way. But, Creighton is looking to chase them down. Butler is right in the middle of the pack at 5-5 in league play. The problem here – Creighton is playing good basketball, and that’s going to be awfully tough for the Bulldogs to match. When push comes to shove, the Creighton Blue Jays are going to win this game with ease. Take Creighton -9.5 over Butler on Friday.

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