Monday, January 16, 2017
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Monday, January 16, 2017.
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The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 12-5 and a road record of 1-2. They are 8-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 15-3 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 11-5 against the spread.
JaJuan Johnson comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Markus Howard averages 12.1 points per game in 21.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Kelan Martin averages 16.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Andrew Chrabascz averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Marquette averages 83.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game which ranks them 287th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 83rd with 12.4 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 197th and 299th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 316th place in the country. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in Division 1.
Butler averages 77.2 points per game this year which ranks them 71st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 66th in the nation. They average 31.9 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 317th and 163rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 8th with 10.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 9.1 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 88th in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 116.3 and they assist on 58.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.5%. The Golden Eagles give up 78.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 80.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.7 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 113.7 and 49.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Butler turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.8%. The Bulldogs give up 62.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-8 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 9-8 against the over/under
Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-5 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 7-7 against the over/under
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
Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Butler
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