Butler vs. Marquette - 1/24/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Marquette Golden Eagles (14-5) at Butler Bulldogs (15-4)
College Basketball: Friday, January 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)
The Line: Butler Bulldogs -7 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Marquette Golden Eagles and Butler Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Marquette Golden Eagles look for a win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 77.8 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Markus Howard is averaging 28.4 points and 3.4 rebounds while Sacar Anim is averaging 12.5 points and 1.3 assists. Koby McEwen is dishing 3.2 assists and Brendan Bailey is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have split their last four road games.
The Butler Bulldogs need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Butler Bulldogs are averaging 68.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 58.1 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Kamar Baldwin is averaging 15.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while Sean McDermott is averaging 11 points and 5.7 rebounds. Bryce Nze is dishing 1.4 assists and Jordan Tucker is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Butler Bulldogs are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. The Butler Bulldogs are allowing 28.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Butler Bulldogs have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The over is 9-2 in Golden Eagles last 11 overall. The over is 4-0 in Bulldogs last 4 overall.
The Marquette Golden Eagles are finding ways to win games despite not shooting what they're capable of, and they're a profitable 12-7 ATS on the season overall. The Butler Bulldogs are also 12-7 ATS and are winning at home by an average of 16.5 points, but they're riding a three-game losing streak and aren't shooting so hot as of late. The Marquette Golden Eagles beat Butler twice last season, and I always have a hard time turning down free points when they have the best player on the court. Give me the Marquette Golden Eagles and the free buckets.