Marquette vs Butler predictions 1/24/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Butler -7
The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to Hinkle Fieldhouse to play the Butler Bulldogs on Friday, January 24, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Butler as 7 point favorites.
Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 14-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 77.8 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. Butler has an overall mark of 15-4. They are averaging 68.3 points per contest and giving up 58.1, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-7-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-8-0 against the over/under
Important Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 11-7-1 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 8-11-0 against the over/under
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/23/20 G Greg Elliott Ankle is questionable Friday vs Butler
01/15/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out indefinitely
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
01/23/20 G Henry Baddley Illness is questionable Friday vs Marquette
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 28.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Sacar Anim averages 12.5 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Kamar Baldwin averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Sean McDermott averages 11.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 43rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 204th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 122nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 155th with 13.6 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 42nd and 66th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 212th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 142nd place in Division 1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler is 259th in the country with 68.3 points per game this year. They are 40th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 96th in the nation. They are 196th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 175th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Bulldogs are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Bulldogs surrender 58.1 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 63rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 106.7, which is ranked 77th. They are 60th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 97th. As a unit they are 65th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 49th in D-1. Marquette is 203rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Butler is 252nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 99th in the country in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 340th in Division 1 with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 54th. As a team they are 62nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 197th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Butler college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Butler -7
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