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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Golden Eagles vs. Butler
- (23-6) Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs (14-15)
- Date: Tuesday, February 28th
- Time: 6:30 ET
- Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Golden Eagles -357 | Bulldogs +287
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Marquette -8 | Butler +8 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 142.5
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Marquette Golden Eagles
At this point, Marquette heads into their matchup vs Butler with a record of 23-6 and riding a 4 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 12 road games this season, Marquette has a record of 7-5.
In 20 games as the favorites, Marquette has gone 19-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the Golden Eagles have a betting line set at -8 points in their favor.
At this moment, Marquette currently has a record of 15-3 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 15.2 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Jones is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and adding 1.9 assists. Marquette’s second-leading scorer is Olivier-Maxence Prosper, who has hit 52.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.5 points per game.
Golden Eagles Offense
The Golden Eagles’ offense heads into the game ranked 102nd in the NCAA at 74.4 points per contest. In addition, 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.
At this point, Butler holds a 14-15 record. Presently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 10-6.
After a year in which they went 5-20 as the betting underdog, the Bulldogs will not be the favorite for the first time this season. They are +8 point underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Butler currently has a record of 6-12 in Big East action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Jayden Taylor is the team leader in scoring, averaging 13.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Taylor is grabbing 3.9 rebounds and adding 1.3 assists. Butler’s second leading scorer is Simas Lukosius, who has hit 43.3% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.4 points per game.
Bulldogs Key Stats
At this point, the Butler offense 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. In addition, 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.
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Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs CBB Betting Trends
- First, Marquette is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Golden Eagles are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Marquette is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 9-1 SU.
- At this point, the Golden Eagles are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, the Bulldogs are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Marquette Golden Eagles -8
Marquette Golden Eagles will tip off their matchup over Butler Bulldogs as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -8. Our analysis likes Marquette’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Marquette and Butler are near the NCAA average in possessions per game.
We like how this scenario favors Marquette, as, throughout the game, their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Golden Eagles don’t have a great track record vs. the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
Free Marquette vs. Butler CBB Betting Pick: Marquette ATS
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