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Marquette Golden Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs Preview

Butler BulldogsMarquette Golden Eagles
12-9February 04, 2014, 09:00 | Bradley Center12-10

The Marquette Golden Eagles will hit the floor running against the visiting Butler Bulldogs Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Golden Eagles are 12-10 overall and 8-12 ATS, while the Bulldogs are 12-9 and 10-9 ATS. As for the totals, Marquette boasts a 8-10-1 on the OU, and Butler is 8-11.

View Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Marquette sat as -7-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Golden Eagles, most recently No. 201 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 235 in the latest survey.

Butler was a 64-57 winner in its last match on the road against Seton Hall. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Butler got 13 points from Khyle Marshall en route to a 64-57 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday at Prudential Center.

Marquette was a 74-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against St. John's. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Golden Eagles got 14 points from Derrick Wilson, but it was St. John's that prevailed in a 74-59 final on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Marquette's No. 45-rated squad against Butler's No. 135-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Marquette rates No. 242 in the country with 4.45 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 142 nationally with 5.95 per match.

A few Bulldogs at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Butler is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Butler is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games
Butler is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Marquette is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
Marquette is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Marquette is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Butler at Georgetown, Saturday, February 8th
Marquette at Seton Hall, Tuesday, February 11th