The Butler Bulldogs will be hosting the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday night in a battle between Big East teams. Butler is only 14-15 and 6-12 in Big East play, but they did defeat DePaul last week, so we’ll see if they can ride that momentum. Marquette is ranked #6 in the country, and they’ve been red-hot, as they’re currently on a four-game winning streak. The Golden Eagles defeated the Bulldogs earlier this month, 60-52, but Butler was able to hold their own, so we’ll see if today’s contest can also be competitive.
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs Betting Odds
|Marquette||-5.5 (-110)||Over 138.5 (-110)||-230|
|Butler||+5.5 (-110)||Under 138.5 (-110)||+195|
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs Match Details
Fixture: Marquette Golden Eagles @ Butler Bulldogs
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs Key Stats
Marquette is one of the best-scoring teams in the nation, averaging 114.2 points per 100 possessions. Sophomore Kam Jones leads the way with 15.2 points per game while converting 37.1% of his three-pointers. Point guard Tyler Kolek has been great this year, averaging 7.8 assists, which ranks second in the country. Kolek also averages 12.3 points, and overall, Marquette has four double-digit scorers. They’re also very efficient, knocking down 49.3% of their shots, so expect them to click offensively again tonight.
Butler has been excellent at home, where they’re 10-5 and shoot 47.4% from the field. The Bulldogs are led by Jayden Taylor, who averages 13.1 PPG, and Butler also has four guys that are above 10 PPG. On defense, Butler has been really good, especially against the Big East, where they hold teams to under 40%. Marquette isn’t an average Big East team, though, so Butler will really need to clamp down to pull the upset here.
Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs Betting Prediction
Marquette has gone an excellent 18-10-2 against the spread this season, and they’re also 8-3 ATS on the road. Butler did cover against Marquette at the beginning of the month, but they’re only 6-11-1 ATS in conference games. While the Golden Eagles are much more talented, Butler should be able to hang here at home, similar to their performance against Marquette a few weeks ago.
Prediction: Butler +9.5 (-115)
Lucas Abrenica’s NCAA Basketball ATS & ML picks this season are 85-64-3 (+135.9 units)