Butler at Marquette College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Butler Bulldogs travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Marquette as 3 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 79.3 points per contest while giving up 71.1 per game. Marquette has an overall mark of 13-8. They are averaging 82.4 points per contest and giving up 76.8, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-10 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-9 against the over/under this year
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-10 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-9 against the over/under this year
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
Kelan Martin averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.9 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Markus Howard averages 21.7 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 95%. Andrew Rowsey averages 20.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 79.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 176th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 198th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 325th with 11.3 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 193rd and 311th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 129th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 33rd in the country with 82.4 points per game this year. They are 60th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in college basketball. They are 319th in the nation in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 43rd in assists per contest with 16.2. The Golden Eagles are 301st in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Golden Eagles surrender 76.8 points per contest, which ranks them 287th in the country. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 315th and 88th in those defensive statistics. They rank 273rd with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 93rd with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 158th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Bulldogs are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.3, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 126th. In terms of pace they are 185th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 76th. As a team they are 83rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Butler is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 221st in the nation.
Marquette is 296th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 280th in Division 1. The Golden Eagles are 301st in the nation in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 19th. They are 170th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 25th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -3
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