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Butler Looks To Continue Dominance Over Marquette

The conference rivalry between Butler and Marquette has been rather one-sided, as the Bulldogs are 4-1 SU and ATS in their past five against the Golden Eagles. Butler overcame a terrible first half to defeat Marquette 88-80 less than three weeks ago on the back of Kelan Martin’s 22-point outburst.

SHARK BITES
  • Marquette is 7-0 SU in its last 7 games on Tuesday.
  • The total has gone UNDER in Butler's last 3 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Marquette's last 7 games at home.

Butler needs a win in this game to remain relevant in the Big East, as the Bulldogs have lost their past two and are two games back of the conference lead. The Bulldogs’ traditionally staunch defense has faltered during their two-game losing streak with the squad allowing 80.5 points with opponents shooting 59.8 percent from the floor. Kamar Baldwin has become Butler’s most consistent weapon on offense, with the freshman scoring double-digit points in each of the past six games.

Since the loss to Butler, Marquette has proven to be a hard team to figure out. The Eagles have gone 3-2 SU in their past five with wins against Villanova and Creighton while losing to Providence and St. John’s. Freshman Markus Howard had the best game of his young career against Butler with the guard notching 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the field.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Marquette Golden Eagles betting line as 0-point in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Marquette Golden Eagles currently sport a 15-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-11 ATS. The Butler Bulldogs are 18-5 and 14-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Marquette Golden Eagles produce a 13-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Butler Bulldogs have gone 10-12-1 against the totals betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 72-rated Butler Bulldogs taking on the No. 109-rated Marquette Golden Eagles in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Marquette's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (83.65 points per game) against a Butler Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 54 at 67.61 PPG. The Marquette Golden Eagles have been averaging 48.98% from the field, more than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (47.15% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Butler got 14 points from Kamar Baldwin but lost anyway, 76-67, to Creighton on Tuesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Golden Eagles grabbed a 92-79 win over the Blue Demons on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Andrew Rowsey at Allstate Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Butler is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
  • Butler is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Butler is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Butler is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Marquette is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Marquette's last 6 games
  • Marquette is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Butler at Providence, Saturday, February 11th
Marquette at Georgetown University, Saturday, February 11th

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