Butler vs. Marquette - 2/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (11-15) at Butler Bulldogs (19-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Butler Bulldogs and Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Big East college basketball action.
The Butler Bulldogs are 19-8 this season and they have won six of their last eight games. Butler is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 44.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.2 percent. Kellen Dunham leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.6 points per game. Roosevelt Jones is averaging 13 points and 5.4 rebounds, Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 11.1 points, and Alex Barlow is averaging 9.1 points. Butler is 12-2 at home and 10-5 in the Big East.
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The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-15 this season and they have lost nine of their last 10 games. Marquette is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.9 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent. Matt Carlino leads the Golden Eagles averaging 14.5 points per game. Duane Wilson is averaging 12.4 points, Luke Fisher is averaging 10.4 points, and Juan Anderson is averaging 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Marquette is 1-7 on the road and 3-11 in the Big East.
Butler is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games and 0-4 against the spread against the Big East. Marquette is 1-6 against the spread following a loss, 10-26-1 against the spread against the Big East, and 2-5 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. Marquette is 0-3-2 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.