Butler Bulldogs vs. Creighton Bluejays 2/2/24 – The Butler Bulldogs are set to face off against the Creighton Bluejays in what promises to be an electrifying showdown on Friday. As these two teams clash at the CHI Health Center Omaha, fans and bettors alike are eager for college basketball betting picks and insights. The Bulldogs, showing resilience and skill, will challenge the Bluejays, who boast a formidable record this season. This game not only offers an exciting matchup but also a significant opportunity for bettors looking to make informed decisions.
Butler Bulldogs vs. Creighton Bluejays 2/2/24
|Friday, February 2, 2024 at 9:00 PM ET
|CHI Health Center Omaha
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Pierre Brooks (Guard) vs. Baylor Scheierman (Guard)
Butler guard Pierre Brooks has been lighting it up this season, averaging 16.6 points on 47.4% shooting along with 4.5 boards and 1.1 assists per contest. The sophomore is a pure scorer who can fill it up from all three levels. His 43.2% clip from deep makes Brooks a dangerous shooter. However, at just 6’5, Brooks lacks size and struggles on the defensive end at times.
Baylor Scheierman has put up 17.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.8 dimes and 1 steal per outing in his first season with Creighton. The 6’7″ guard is a versatile contributor who shoots the ball efficiently (43.5% FG, 37.9% 3pt) and also crashes the glass well for his position. Scheierman is prone to turning it over (2.1 TOPG) and doesn’t have elite athleticism, but his feel for the game helps mask those deficiencies. When these two dynamic scorers face off, fireworks could ensue.
These electric guards match up well stylistically. Both players rely more on skill than pure athleticism to put the biscuit in the basket. With two defensive liabilities, we could see Brooks and Scheierman trading baskets all night long in a shootout. Their supporting casts will play a major role in determining which sniper comes out on top in this enticing clash.
Butler Bulldogs: A Scoring Juggernaut
Butler University’s offense is an offensive force to be reckoned with, averaging 80.8 Points Per Game with an impressive 45.8 Field Goal Percentage. Their proficiency from the free throw line (78.7% accuracy) provides another vital tool in drawing fouls and capitalizing on them. Butler also generates 10.6 offensive rebounds per game allowing second chance points during close games – something Creighton could capitalize on due to 10.4 turnovers per game.
Creighton Bluejays: Defensive and Rebounding Powerhouse
Creighton stands out in rebounding, averaging 39.5 boards per game on average with 30.7 coming from defensive boards alone. Their 48 Field Goal Percentage shows efficient scoring capabilities as do their 10.4 average 3-Point Field Goals per Game – perfect conditions to challenge Butler’s offensive prowess! Creighton also excels at defense; their 3.79 blocks per game average ranks above Butler’s 3.60 blocks average; these traits combined make up their defense strength against Butler.
NCAAB Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: TBD
The betting odds for this game remain TBD, but analyzing both teams’ performances and trends provides valuable insights. Bettors should closely watch the odds for any shifts that reflect market sentiment or insider information as the game approaches.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
Butler are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Bulldogs are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Butler are 3-4 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 4 of Butler’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 8 of Butler’ 13 last games at home.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
Creighton are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Bluejays are 1-4 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Creighton are 6-3 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 3 of Creighton’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 6 of Creighton’ 12 last games at home.
Butler Bulldogs vs. Creighton Bluejays Betting Picks
Considering the statistical analysis and betting trends, this game appears to be closely contested. Butler’s offensive firepower against Creighton’s defensive and rebounding strengths presents a classic clash of styles. Bettors should look for live odds updates and consider the over/under based on both teams’ propensity to score. For those betting on outcomes, Creighton’s home advantage and balanced team play might edge them as favorites, but Butler’s scoring cannot be underestimated.
In conclusion, while the definitive betting lines are pending, the over/under appears promising given both teams’ scoring trends. As one of the premier betting websites might suggest, watching for line movements and key player performance leading up to the game is crucial.
Score Prediction: Bluejays 78, Butler 74