Marquette Golden Eagles (18-5) vs. Butler Bulldogs (16-8)
February 13, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Butler Bulldogs +3; Over/Under: +152.5
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The Marquette Golden Eagles and Butler Bulldogs face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Marquette vs Butler prediction.
Marquette Continues to win Games
Marquette is back looking like one of the best teams in college basketball. In the last game against St. John’s, Marquette scored 86 points and they ended up winning by 11 points. Two games ago against Georgetown they were able to secure the 91-75. Marquette is averaging 78.8 points while their defense is giving up 68 points. Tyler Kolek is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 40.6 percent from behind the three point line. Marquette is going to need to get out to a fast start in this game.
Butler Coming off Close Victory
Butler in the last game faced off against Providence and they were able to secure the 75-72 victory. DJ Davis had a strong game putting up 20 points and eight rebounds. Butler is a team that likes to push the pace and they are averaging 80.5 points while thier defense is giving up 73.6 points per game. The offense is ranked 46th in the league and they are going to need the offense to run up the score here. If the offense struggles I am just not sold on the defense doing enough to get the job done. Butler needs to try and make this an ugly game. Butler will meet Creighton after this one.
Marquette vs Butler Betting Prediction
Even on the road, Marquette is going to have little issues getting the job done here. Marquette is averaging 78.8 points and they are going to go even higher than that here. Butler’s offense has been good overall, but they aren’t going to score enough to keep up here. This is going to be a very comfortable victory by Marquette here. Marquette wins by at least 10 points. Back Marquette against the spread.