Creighton Facing Uphill Battle
After losing six consecutive games, bettors would expect Creighton to be underdogs with college basketball odds. However, they are -7½ against the Butler Bulldogs on Thursday.
The Bulldogs are out to show that the wrong team is favored in a crucial Big East clash.
Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Butler vs Creighton. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.
Butler Could Deliver
The Bulldogs were riding a four-game winning streak before losing to the UConn Huskies 68-46 on Saturday.
It wasn’t a good offensive effort against one of the best teams in college basketball, but the competition was tough. They’ll find it easier against Creighton, who lack confidence, so they could pounce.
They are 7-4-1 against the spread, having covered the spread in three of their last five games, including a -9 spread against California.
Their defense has been tidy throughout the year, allowing just 63.7 points per game.
Having an in-form Jayden Taylor helps and he supplements the scoring well.
“I thought Jayden hit some timely shots for us and I thought he finished well in transition, we all did a pretty decent job of that tonight,” Butler coach Thad Matta said. “He didn’t force a lot of things. He sort of let it come to him and that’s something we’ve been working with him on.”
The sportsbook isn’t giving them much respect at +7½ and +280 in moneyline markets, so bettors get value.
Bluejays in Crisis
It looked like Creighton was living up to expectations at 6-0 and heading to a top seed in the Big East, but that’s not the case anymore.
After six consecutive losses, the Bluejays are in crisis mode and we don’t think they should be the favorites given everything that’s going down.
They have played some tough opposition, including Texas, Arizona State, and Marquette. However, they scored only 58 points in a 69-58 loss to Marquette, which will not give them any confidence.
NCAAB odds are giving Creighton too much respect based on their preseason ranking. However, they’re a shadow of their former selves and they’ll need to turn around their horrific losing streak.
Butler vs Creighton Game Injuries
Butler vs Creighton Head-to-Head
Butler has covered the last two games against Creighton, including a 72-55 straight-up win in January.
Creighton won the most recent meeting 54-52 in February, but it was the Bulldogs covering the +7½ spread.
The home team is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings, which favors Creighton.
Butler vs Creighton Game Information
- Game: Butler (8-4) vs Creighton (6-6)
- Day/Time: Thursday, Dec. 22nd, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Location: CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
- Butler vs Creighton Live Stream: TBS.com
Butler vs Creighton Betting Lines
Butler vs Creighton Picks & Prediction
Some statistics favor Creighton covering the spread, but we’re not putting our hard-earned money on a team riding a six-game losing streak.
We think the Bulldogs are playing well enough to keep this game close, so the +7½ line is well worth taking.
Under 140½ is a logical play, as they are solid defensive units.