The Marquette Golden Eagles and the Butler Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Hinkle Fieldhouse on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Marquette is listed as a 7.5-point road favorite with the total for this game set at 142.5 points.
For Marquette, Emarion Ellis is out until early March with a knee injury while Butler has Manny Bates listed as questionable with a shoulder injury.
Marquette’s 60-52 win over Butler made it back-to-back wins for the Golden Eagles and 5 wins in the last 6 meetings in this head-to-head matchup.
Marquette is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss while the over is 8-2 in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. Butler is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 home games.
I’m backing the under in this one. This just has all the makings of a lower-scoring game, even if Marquette’s high-scoring fast-paced style doesn’t show it on the surface. At home when these two met last, it finished 60-52, well below the average for Marquette this season and when you take them on the road, the scoring drops off big time. Butler on the other hand struggles to score home or away and I just don’t see how this game gets into the 140s. Give me the under here.