How to watch Butler vs. Xavier basketball game
By Scout Staff
2 min read
Xavier @ Butler
Current Records: Xavier 11-2; Butler 8-5
What to Know
The Butler Bulldogs’ homestand continues as they prepare to take on the #22 Xavier Musketeers at 8:30 p.m. ET Jan. 7 at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Musketeers winning the first 63-51 at home and Butler taking the second 70-69.
The contest between the Bulldogs and the Seton Hall Pirates on Tuesday was not a total blowout, but with Butler falling 71-56 at home, it was darn close to turning into one. Forward Bryce Golden put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 19 points.
Meanwhile, Xavier lost to the Villanova Wildcats on the road by a decisive 71-58 margin. Guard Paul Scruggs wasn’t much of a difference maker for Xavier; Scruggs played for 28 minutes but put up just six points on 2-for-10 shooting.
Butler is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the team is 1-4 ATS when expected to lose.
The Bulldogs got away with a 70-69 win when the two teams previously met in March of last year. Their win shoved the Musketeers out of the playoffs, so they have a target on their back.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, Indiana
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $33.33
The Musketeers are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Bulldogs, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Musketeers as a 5.5-point favorite.
Xavier have won eight out of their last 14 games against Butler.
- Mar 10, 2021 – Butler 70 vs. Xavier 69
- Feb 21, 2021 – Xavier 63 vs. Butler 51
- Jan 30, 2021 – Xavier 68 vs. Butler 55
- Mar 07, 2020 – Butler 72 vs. Xavier 71
- Feb 12, 2020 – Butler 66 vs. Xavier 61
- Mar 05, 2019 – Butler 71 vs. Xavier 66
- Jan 13, 2019 – Xavier 70 vs. Butler 69
- Feb 06, 2018 – Xavier 98 vs. Butler 93
- Jan 02, 2018 – Xavier 86 vs. Butler 79
- Mar 09, 2017 – Xavier 62 vs. Butler 57
- Feb 26, 2017 – Butler 88 vs. Xavier 79
- Jan 14, 2017 – Butler 83 vs. Xavier 78
- Feb 13, 2016 – Xavier 74 vs. Butler 57
- Jan 02, 2016 – Xavier 88 vs. Butler 69
Injury Report for Butler
- Ty Groce: Out (Illness)
- Bo Hodges: Out (Knee)
Injury Report for Xavier
- KyKy Tandy: Out for the Season (Lips)
- Elijah Tucker: Out for the Season (Illness)