Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs Point Spread Pick - Betting Odds

Date: 
January 12, 6:30 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Butler -4.5
Total: 
158.5

The Butler Bulldogs (12-6) host the Marquette Golden Eagles (12-5) in a Big East game that will take place at the Hinkle Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Indiana at 6:30 PM ET. Butler are the 4.5-point home favorite with the total line offered up on the NCAA board at 158.5.

In their last game Marquette hosted a ranked Seton Hall team and came away with an impressive 84-64 victory. Andrew Rowsey was the high scorer for the Golden Eagles picking up 31 points on 10/18 shooting hitting four of his eight 3-pointers. Ismael Sanogo came off the bench to lead the Pirates with 14 points on 6/8 shooting and for the season he is only averaging 4.3 ppg. Marquette outscored Seton Hall by 12 points in the 2nd half and for the game they shot 44.1% from the floor and the Pirates also shot 44.1%. Marquette crushed the “pick’em” point spread with their 20-point win and the total points scored of 148 fell well short of the 161.5 total line. The Golden Eagles have won three of their last four games, their last two losses came against top 10 teams, and they are 2-1 on the road this season.

Butler was on the road in their last game and they lost to Creighton 85-74. Paul Jorgensen was the high scorer for the Bulldogs scoring 18 points on 8/17 shooting, Kelan Martin had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and four of five starters for the team scored in double figures. Marcus Foster was the high scorer for the Bluejays going for 23 points on 10/19 shooting and he also had eight assists. Butler failed to cover the spread as a 6-point underdog and the total came in UNDER the closing line of 159.5 by half of a point. After beating No. 1 Villanova, the Bulldogs have lost three games in a row. However, all of those losses were to top 25 teams and they have performed well at home this season going 9-1.

Marquette ranks 27th in the nation in ppg and tied for 266th in opponents’ ppg and Butler ranks 63rd in ppg and tied for 179th in opponents’ ppg.

Last season Butler beat Marquette twice.

This season Marquette is 8-8 ATS with an O/U record of 9-7 and Butler is 8-9 ATS with an O/U record of 11-6.

SAGARIN RATINGS

Marquette: 83.66
Butler: 84.31

INJURY REPORT

MARQUTTE

[G] 11/27/2017 - Haanif Cheatham has left team ( Personal )

BUTLER

NONE

Marquette at Butler NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • MARQ is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games
  • MARQ is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
  • MARQ has an Over record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games
  • BUT is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games
  • BUT is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games
  • BUT has an Over record of 6-0 in their last 6 home games

Marquette at Butler Betting Angles

Butler is 7-1-2 ATS in their last 10 games against Marquette.

Butler is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games against Marquette.

The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these teams.

Marquette at Butler Prediction 1/12/2018

The Golden Eagles have scored 79 or greater points in eight of their last nine games and exceeding their opponents seasonal average scoring defense number in all nine games. The Bulldogs have allowed only 68.3 points per game at home this season, but many of the games were versus inferior opponents. In their last four games overall when stepping up the competition they have allowed 85 points or greater in all four. Offense hasn’t been a problem at home scoring 88 points per game including 101 against Villanova!

Free Pick: 
Take the OVER 158.5

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