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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Golden Eagles underdogs vs Bulldogs at Butler

Marquette Golden EaglesButler Bulldogs
10-7January 18, 2014, 02:00 | Hinkle Fieldhouse10-7

The Butler Bulldogs host Marquette on Saturday, looking to build on their 10-7 mark against the 10-7 Golden Eagles in college hoops action at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

The Bulldogs sit at 10-7 (8-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Eagles are currently 10-7 (6-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Butler is 8-7 OU, and Marquette is 6-8 OU.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Butler Bulldogs as -1-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 67 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Golden Eagles, who rate No. 57 in the latest survey.

Marquette won its last outing, a 67-66 result against Seton Hall on January 11. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Marquette got 19 points from Todd Mayo en route to a 67-66 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Eagles rank No. 76 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.59 per game. That compares with Butler’s No. 97 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Butler is college basketball's No. 115-ranked team at 6.29 per game, while the Golden Eagles rate No. 230 with 4.65 per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Marquette is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marquette's last 5 games
Marquette is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Marquette's last 8 games on the road
Butler is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Butler is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 5 games
Butler is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Marquette at Georgetown, Monday, January 20th
Butler at Providence, Tuesday, January 21st