Butler Bulldogs VS Marquette Golden Eagles

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01/24/2020

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Spread: Butler Bulldogs -5.5

Over/Under: 137.5

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Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles 1/24/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles 1/24/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Butler Bulldogs goes home to Hinkle Fieldhouse on January 24 to welcome the Marquette Golden Eagles in Big East action. Butler was humbled in their last game as they lost their second in a row while Marquette is looking to continue their winning streak to four games. As for the standings, the Bulldogs are just 3-3 in the conference and 15-4 overall. On the other hand, the Golden Eagles are 4-3 in the Big East while 14-5 overall.

Butler was blown out 76-61 by the No. 9 Villanova Wildcats last Tuesday. It was the Bulldogs’ third straight loss, which started against Seton Hall (78-70) last January 15 and followed by the 79-66 defeat to DePaul Blue Demons last weekend. In their loss to Villanova, G Kamar Baldwin had a game-high 21 points with two rebounds and one assist. F Bryce Nze posted a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while F Bryce Golden chipped in 11 points. Despite the three players having a great game, it was not enough as Villanova dominated from start to finish.

For the season, the Bulldogs are averaging 68.3 points per game but it’s their defense that sets them apart. They are allowing just 58.1 points per game, which is one of the best in the country. Butler is also shooting 46.7% from the field, 35.0% from threes and 71.1% from the free throw line. They are 11-7-1 ATS for the season and 15-4 SU in their last 19 games. Butler is also 9-1 at home this season.

Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles Predictions 1/24/2020

On the other hand, Marquette are winners of three in a row and looking to extend it against Butler. In their most recent win, the Golden Eagles defeated St. John’s Red Storm 82-68 last Tuesday. G Markus Howard exploded for 32 points with six rebounds and four assists while G Sacar Anim added 21 points, four boards and two dimes. It was a total team effort for this Marquette team that is starting to play up to their potential.  

The Golden Eagles are the real opposite of Butler as they are scoring more at 77.8 points per game. They are shooting 43.2% from the field, 39.6% from deep and 73.1% from the charity stripe. However, Marquette’s defense needs improvement as they are allowing opponents to score 68.6 points per game this season. They are 12-7 ATS this season and 12-4 SU in their last 16 games. As they visit Butler, Marquette comes in with an away record of 2-3.

Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles. The NCAA-B Men’s Pick for this match is the Butler Bulldogs -5.5. Butler have dominated Marquette in their past ten meetings, winning seven of them. Marquette may be a better offensive team but Butler plays one of the best defenses in the country, the reason they are number 13 in the rankings. Prediction is 70-62 win for Butler as they take down Marquette in Indianapolis.  

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NCAA-BB Men’s Starting Time: 9:00 PM- EST

Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

Date: January 24, 2020

Live: FS1

NCAAB Odds: Butler Bulldogs -5.5.

Total Odds: 137.5

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