Marquette Golden Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs Prediction, 2/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Butler Bulldogs
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Marquette Golden Eagles (16-8) are traveling to Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Butler Bulldogs (11-13).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against Connecticut and ended up losing by a score of 80-72 in their last contest. Marquette finished the contest having earned a 41.0% FG percentage (25 of 61) and made 9 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles buried 13 of 20 shots for a percentage of 65.0%. Regarding grabbing boards, they collected 22 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 13 assists for the game while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Concerning the defense, Marquette allowed the other team to go 49.1% from the floor on 27 out of 55 shooting. Connecticut doled out 12 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Moreover, Connecticut collected 43 rebounds (13 offensive, 30 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Connecticut ended up going 87.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 23 shots. They also made 6 of their 12 shots from beyond the perimeter. In regard to personal fouls, the Golden Eagles walked away with 19 and Connecticut totaled 18 personal fouls.
Olivier-Maxence Prosper is someone who came through for the game. He finished the game at 87.5% from the floor but finished the game without an assist. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and grabbed 5 boards. He walked away with 18 points on 7 of 8 shooting.
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Marquette comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 16-8 this season. They currently have an average of 74.0 points per outing (108th in the country) while going 45.1% from the field. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 35.4% from downtown (209 of 591) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Marquette is pulling down 35.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 404 dimes this season, which ranks 13th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 12.5 times per game and as a team are committing 17.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 15.5 fouls. They concede 31.1% on shots from distance and they are ranked 195th in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.4). The Golden Eagles defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 40.3% (601 of 1,491) and they relinquish 39.2 boards per game as a group. They rank 270th in the nation in allowing assists with 319 conceded so far this season.
For their last game, the Butler Bulldogs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 54-52 when they played Creighton. The Bulldogs were able to snag 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 in the game. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 5 steals in the matchup. Creighton committed 15 personal fouls in this game which got the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 62.5%. In relation to 3-point shots, Butler buried 4 of their 17 attempts (23.5%). When all was said and done, the Bulldogs went 19 out of 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.5%. The Bulldogs allowed Creighton to make 19 of 49 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.8% for this game. They shot 23.5% from 3-point land by going 4 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 16 at the charity stripe (75.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Butler allowed Creighton to collect 30 overall (3 on the offensive glass).
Bo Hodges was important for the Bulldogs for this game. He made 4 of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and earned 9 rebounds. He earned 10 points in his 36 mins of playing time and had 1 assist in the matchup.
Butler has a win-loss mark of 11-13 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Bulldogs are hitting on 41.6% from the field, which ranks 302nd in college hoops. Butler has accounted for 1,497 pts this year (62.4 per game) and they collect 32.3 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.0 times per contest (315th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. The Bulldogs are committing 16.2 fouls every game and they hit 69.7% from the free throw line.
The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 54th in college basketball in PPG given up with 64.3. They are able to force 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (182nd in college basketball). The Butler defense gives up 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (147 of 492) and their opponents are converting on 72.8% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 11.8 assists and 33.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 115th and 93rd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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