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Butler vs. Marquette - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Marquette Golden Eagles (19-11) at Butler Bulldogs (20-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

The Line: Butler Bulldogs -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX

The Butler Bulldogs and the Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Saturday in Big East college basketball action.

The Butler Bulldogs are 20-9 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Butler is averaging 80.8 points per game and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Kellen Dunham leads the Bulldogs averaging 16.4 points per game. Kelan Martin is averaging 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, Roosevelt Jones is averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds, and Andrew Chrabascz is averaging 10.1 points. Butler is 12-3 at home and 9-8 in the Big East.

Butler vs. Marquette - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Marquette Golden Eagles are 19-11 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Marquette is averaging 75.7 points per game and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Henry Ellenson leads the Golden Eagles averaging 16.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game. Luke Fischer is averaging 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, Haanif Cheatham is averaging 11.9 points, and Duane Wilson is averaging 11.8 points. Marquette is 5-4 on the road and 8-9 in the Big East.

Butler is 4-0 against the spread against the Big East, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 1-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Marquette is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, 19-40-1 against the spread against the Big East, and 3-8 against the spread following a win. The home team is 3-1-2 against the spread in the last six meetings of these two teams.

Butler has been playing well and I like them here but I certainly don’t love them. 

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Butler Bulldogs -9.5

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