Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/9/2020
Game: Butler Bulldogs vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette -2.5
The Butler Bulldogs travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 2.5 point favorites.
Butler heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 60.6 per game. Marquette has an overall record of 16-6. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 70.3, good for a point differential of 8.0.
Valuable Butler Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Butler Bulldogs are 12-9-2 against the spread
The Butler Bulldogs are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 14-8-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Key Butler Bulldogs Injuries
11/14/19 G Campbell Donovan ACL is out for season
01/22/20 F Christian David ACL is out for season
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/23/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out for season
Kamar Baldwin comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Sean McDermott averages 12.2 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Markus Howard averages 27.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Sacar Anim averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Butler averages 69.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 237th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 96th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 198th and 203rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 319th with 11.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 60.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 64th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in Division 1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 42nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette is 29th in the country with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 221st in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the nation. They are 21st in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game, and 148th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Golden Eagles are 159th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Golden Eagles surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 206th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 92nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 178th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest and 226th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 33rd in country in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 106.2, which is ranked 86th. They are 339th in college basketball in pace with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 56th. As a unit they are 52nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 224th in D-1. Butler is 250th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 212th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 74th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 69th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 109th. As a team they are 59th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Butler/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Marquette -2.5
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