Xavier vs. Butler Predicted Spread Winner 2/10/23

by | Last updated Feb 10, 2023 | cbb

Xavier (19-5 SU 13-10 ATS) vs. Butler (12-13 SU 14-10 ATS)
When: Friday, February 10th: 7:00 ET
Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
Point Spread: Xav -6.5/BU +6.5 (Deposit $100 and get $100 FREE with code PREDICTEM at Betnow!)
Total: 146.0
Money Line: Xavier Musketeers -287/Butler Bulldogs +225

The Xavier Musketeers hit the road to Indianapolis to take on the Butler Bulldogs in Friday’s Big East action. The Bulldogs have had their problems losing five straight before knocking off the St. John’s Red Storm in their latest. Read on to get our top pick ATS for the Xavier at Butler game, including stats, handicapping analysis, and more for their 2/20/23 college basketball game.

Line Movement

This game’s spread line opened with the Musketeers as low as a -5.5 road favorite and has been steadily on the rise up to its current Xavier -7 line. The total has also seen a lot of movement, hitting the board at 147 and falling all the way to 145.5 points.

Last Game Info

Xavier picked up a victory over St. John’s by a score of 96-71. Heading into the game, the Musketeers were favored to win, with a point spread of -9. The combined 167 points finished above the 166 total line.

Butler picked up a victory over St. John’s by a score of 68-66. Heading into the game, the Bulldogs were favored to win, with a point spread of -1.5. The combined 134 points did not surpass the 144.5 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, Xavier has a straight-up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Musketeers’ offense averages 85.0 points per game while hitting 51.5% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 46.1% from the field while allowing 79.8 points per contest.

In their previous five contests, Butler is 1-4 straight-up and 2-3 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 56.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 37.4%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 49.7% of their shots while giving up 72.2 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Xavier’s opponents comes in at 84.5. On the other side, Butler’s combined opponent power rating sits at 84.

How Does Xavier Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Musketeers have played eight road games and have a record of 5-3. In these contests, Xavier is 5-3 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 82.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 49.6%. On defense, the Musketeers are allowing 81.1 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 46.8% in these games.

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How Does Butler Fare At Home?

In their 14 games at home, Butler has a 10-3 record vs. the spread while going 9-5 straight-up. On offense, the Bulldogs are shooting 47.0% on their home floor, leading to 70.4 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 44.2% in these contests. The Butler defense is allowing 65.6 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Xavier is averaging 73.9 points per game (118th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.6%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Butler defense that has allowed an average of 67.7 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 45.2% of their shots vs. Butler. On the other side, the Butler Bulldogs are coming into the game averaging 63.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.6%. The Bulldogs will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 76.0 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 44.7% of their shots vs. the Musketeers.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Xavier has a shooting percentage of 32.5% while ranking 441st in attempts per game. The Musketeers will be facing a Butler defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 33.0%. Butler enters the game having hit 30.5% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.94 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Xavier has allowed opponents to hit 37.5% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • Zach Freemantle (Out) Foot


  • John-Michael Mulloy (Out) Ankle
  • Chuck Harris (Questionable) Concussion

Pick Against The Spread

The Butler bench has started to score, and that’s a big thing for a team that needs all the offense they can generate. They made a good showing of themselves on the road against Marquette, getting to within five points in the final five minutes. The Bulldogs also fought back hard against the Red Storm, coming back from a first-half deficit to win late. They were without Guard Chuck Harris (concussion) for both matches, and he’s questionable to go again tonight, but if he does go, that would be a big boost. The Musketeers have a positive 4-2 record on the road versus Big East opponents but did lose versus DePaul and were blown out by Creighton. Xavier also has a big game on deck against Marquette and may not be completely focused on Butler. I like the points here. Note: Invest one minute of your time to read this. It will change the way you bet on games forever. And it’s FREE! It’s more than likely you are having to lay -110 odds on games. Did you know that you could be betting -105? This may not sound like much, but it’s HUGE! It lowers your breakeven point from 52.38% to 51.19%. If you plan on winning at sports betting, you need every single edge you can get! This saves a $100 bettors five bucks everytime they wager. That adds up to a HUGE amount over the course of season! It saves a dime player $50 everytime they bet! Be smart! Don’t pass on a money saving opportunity! This bookie is probably better than yours too! We’ve advertised them for over 15 years with ZERO complaints! Find this awesome offer and more at BetAnySports Sportsbook!