Tuesday, February 7, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 1 point favorites.
The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 18-5 and a road record of 4-3. They are 13-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-10. The Golden Eagles have an overall record of 15-8 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 13-10 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
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Kelan Martin comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.2 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Butler. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Markus Howard averages 12 points per game while playing 20.7 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Eagles. He grabs 2 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 93%. JaJuan Johnson averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Butler averages 76.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 105th in the country. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 311th and 214th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 10 per game. The Bulldogs allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in Division 1.
Marquette averages 83.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 16th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 1st in the nation. They average 33.7 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per contest which ranks them 271st and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Eagles rank 75th with 12.1 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 230th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 224th and 303rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 319th place in the nation. The Golden Eagles force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 72 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 112.4 and they assist on 48.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Butler turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.4%. The Bulldogs give up 69 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Eagles score 85.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.7 points per game. The Golden Eagles have a rating on offense of 116.9 and 57.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Marquette turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.5%. The Golden Eagles give up 69.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 13-8 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 9-10 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-11 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-10 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
12/19/16 G Traci Carter Personal has left team
11/22/16 F Sandy Cohen III Personal has left team
11/08/16 G Sacar Anim None expected to redshirt
Tony's Pick: Take Marquette -1
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