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Marquette Butler Betting Preview

Butler BulldogsMarquette Golden Eagles
Nov 19, 3:30 PM | Lahaina Civic Center

Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Lahaina Civic Center Monday as host Marquette looks to handle the Butler Bulldogs in NCAA hoops action.

Lahaina Civic Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Golden Eagles sit at 2-0 (0-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulldogs are currently 1-1 (1-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Marquette is 1-0 OU, and Butler is 0-1 OU.

View Butler vs Marquette Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Eagles as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 138 (Golden Eagles) and the No. 32 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-63 result in favor of the Golden Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Marquette's No. 113-ranked offense, averaging 74 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 95 at 60.5 PPG. The Golden Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 122-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Marquette, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Butler was a 62-47 loser on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs endured a 62-47 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Tuesday, despite a 11-point effort from Kellen Dunham at Cintas Center.

Marquette was a 64-53 winner in its last match at home against Southeastern Louisiana. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 64-53 win over the Lions on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Davante Gardner at Bradley Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
After playing Xavier are 3-3
After a loss are 7-3

Marquette Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing UMBC are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Marquette is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games

Next up:
Butler home to Hanover, Tuesday, November 27
Marquette home to UMBC, Monday, November 26