Marquette at Butler College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Butler as 4 point favorites.
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Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.9 as they are averaging 83.9 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. Butler has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-8 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 9-7 against the over/under this year
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-9 against the spread this season
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-6 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Personal has left team
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markus Howard averages 22.8 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 100%. Andrew Rowsey averages 21.6 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Kelan Martin averages 19.2 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kamar Baldwin averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette averages 83.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 19th in the country. They average 32.4 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 322nd and 55th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 11.6 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 267th in Division 1. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 310th and 105th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 89th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 258th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 63rd in the country with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 62nd in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 187th in college basketball. They are 194th in the nation in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 161st in assists per contest with 14.2. The Bulldogs are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Bulldogs surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 179th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 224th and 297th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest and 63rd with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 249th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game this season.
The Golden Eagles are 15th in the nation in offensive rating with 117.6, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 282nd. In terms of pace they are 201st in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 21st. As a team they are 20th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 15th in Division 1. Marquette is 319th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 280th in the nation.
Butler is 316th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 256th in Division 1. The Bulldogs are 156th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 68th. They are 181st in D-1 in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 92nd. As a unit they are 96th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 245th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -4
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