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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Bulldogs vs. Marquette
- (11-12) Butler Bulldogs vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (18-5)
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Time: 2:00 ET
- Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Bulldogs +900 | Golden Eagles -1600
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Butler +15.5 | Marquette -15.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 146.0
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Butler heads into their matchup vs Marquette with a record of 11-12 while looking to shake a 4 game losing streak. Out of 10 road games this season, the Bulldogs have a record of 3-7.
Having been the underdog in 12 games, Butler has gone 1-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +15.5 underdogs on the spread.
Butler currently has a record of 3-9 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Chuck Harris is the team leader in scoring, averaging 11.7 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Harris is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and adding 2.7 assists.
Butler’s second leading scorer is Jayden Taylor, who has hit 41.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.7 points per game.
On offense, Butler is one of the worst-performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 63.8 points per game.
This figure places them just 411th in college basketball. Butler’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 58.25% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 359th in overall field goal percentage at 41.6%.
When the Bulldogs have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 30.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Butler is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.0 per contest, placing them just 640th in college basketball. Currently, Butler’s 32.8 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Bulldogs are averaging 9.0 offensive boards per game.
Marquette Golden Eagles
Marquette heads into their matchup vs Butler with a record of 18-5 and riding a 4-game win streak. Currently, Marquette has been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 13-1.
Getting ready to play for the 16 times as the favorite, the Golden Eagles have gone 15-1 in those matchups. Playing at home, Marquette comes into this game as -15.5 point favorite.
Marquette currently has a record of 10-2 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Kam Jones is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.0 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Jones is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and adding 2.1 assists.
Marquette’s second-leading scorer is Olivier-Maxence Prosper, who has hit 54.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.6 points per game.
Golden Eagles Key Stats
The Golden Eagles’ offense heads into the game ranked 102nd in the NCAA at 74.4 points per contest.
Marquette’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 58.25% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 132nd in overall field goal percentage at 45.3%. When the Golden Eagles have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Marquette is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 70.6 per contest, placing them just 303rd in college basketball.
Currently, Marquette’s 34.7 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Golden Eagles are averaging 7.7 offensive boards per game.
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Butler vs. Marquette CBB Betting Trends
- First, Butler is 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Bulldogs are 1-4 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Butler is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 3-7 SU.
- At this point, Bulldogs are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Golden Eagles are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 3-0 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Butler Bulldogs vs. Marquette Golden Eagles CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Butler Bulldogs +15.5
Our analysis for this game between Marquette Golden Eagles and the Butler Bulldogs points to Butler covering the spread as +15.5 point underdogs. We see the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Butler to cover.
Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Bulldogs are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting.
In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Butler won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball.
Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Butler Bulldogs at +15.5.
Free Butler vs. Marquette CBB Betting Pick: Butler ATS
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