Butler at Marquette: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Butler at Marquette: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Marquette Golden Eagles (17-10) vs Butler Bulldogs (13-16)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

Betting Odds: Marquette Golden Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Butler Bulldogs and Marquette Golden Eagles face off on Saturday in a Big East college basketball showdown at Fiserv Forum. When these two teams faced off on February 12th it was Butler that won 85-79. 

Butler was led by Bryce Golden who finished with 22 points. Justin Lewis was the top player for Marquette scoring 27 points and grabbing nine rebounds. 

Butler comes into this game with a 13-16 record overall and they have gone 13-15 against the spread. Butler has been a little more competitive as of late, but they are still losing games. Two games ago they lost to Providence by one point in overtime, and in the last game against Seton Hall they lost 66-60. Butler is averaging 63.5 points while their defense is giving up 66.2 points per game. Guard Chuck Harris has been the top player for Butler averaging 10.8 points while shooting 36.5 percent from the field.

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On the other side of this matchup is the Marquette Golden Eagles who sit with a 17-10 record and they have gone 15-12 against the spread. Marquette has lost three of his last four games but they have still mostly been competitive. In the last game against Creighton, Marquette almost pulled it out late, but lost by a point. Marquette is averaging 74.6 points while their defense is giving up 70.3 points per game. Forward Justin Lewis has been the top player for Marquette averaging 16.6 points while shooting 45 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Marquette is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. Butler is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games played on Saturday. The over is 4-1 in Marquette’s last five games overall. The over is 4-1 in Butler’s last five games following an against the spread win. 

Butler has been a little more competitive as of late, and Marquette has been playing down to their competition a little bit. Look for Butler to find offensive success, and that will be the difference as the Bulldogs keep the game close. Back Butler against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Butler +10.5

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