2023-24 Butler Men’s Basketball: Odds To Make NCAA Tournament, Win Title

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 8, 2023 - Last Updated on January 11, 2024

As far as winning the 2023-24 college basketball national championship, bookmakers don’t have high hopes for the Butler Bulldogs (16-12), who are +25000 to take home the title. Next up for them is a game against the St. John’s Red Storm at 8:30 PM ET on Wednesday, February 28.

Butler dropped its most recent game to Seton Hall, 76-64, on Saturday. Jalen Thomas led the way with 12 points, and also had seven boards and two assists.

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Butler NCAA Championship Odds

  • National championship odds (preseason): +40000
  • National championship odds (on Dec. 31): +40000
  • National championship odds (current): +25000

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Butler Strength of Schedule, Tournament Resume

  • According to our predictions, the Bulldogs have the 25th-toughest schedule in the country.
  • The rest of the way in 2023-24, Butler plays one team currently above .500, and two with records not as good as its own.
  • There are no games versus Top 25 teams left on the Bulldogs’ schedule in 2023-24.
  • Against the No. 7 Marquette Golden Eagles on January 10, Butler registered its best win of the season, a 69-62 road victory.
  • Based on the RPI, the Bulldogs have three Quadrant 1 wins, tied for the 21st-most in the nation. But they also have eight Quadrant 1 losses, tied for the sixth-most.
  • Against Quadrant 2 opponents (based on the RPI), Butler is 3-3 (.500%) — tied for the 39th-most victories.

Butler Season Stats and Insights

  • The Bulldogs outscore opponents by 4.1 points per game (scoring 78.1 points per game to rank 70th in college basketball while allowing 74.0 per contest to rank 252nd in college basketball) and have a +115 scoring differential overall.
  • The Bulldogs make 8.4 three-pointers per game (84th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 7.6. They shoot 35.8% from deep while their opponents hit 32.5% from long range.
  • Butler ranks 148th in college basketball by averaging 256.9 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 190th in college basketball, allowing 243.4 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Bulldogs force 10.3 turnovers per game (205th in college basketball) while committing 10.3 (89th in college basketball play).

Butler Leading Performers

  • The Bulldogs’ scoring leader is Pierre Brooks, who contributes 14.8 points per game.
  • Posh Alexander leads Butler with 4.9 assists a game and Thomas paces the team with 6.2 rebounds per outing.
  • Brooks makes 2.4 threes per game to lead the Bulldogs.
  • Butler’s steals leader is Alexander, who grabs 2.2 per game. Thomas leads the team averaging 1.1 blocks a game.

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