Marquette vs Butler Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/28/23

Butler Bulldogs (14-15) vs Marquette Golden Eagles (23-6)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Butler Bulldogs +8 -- Over/Under: 141 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Marquette Golden Eagles and Butler Bulldogs face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Hinkle Fieldhouse. When these two teams faced off on February 4th it was Marquette that secured the 60-52 victory. 

Marquette Betting Preview

Marquette comes into this game with a 23-6 record and they have gone 18-10-1 against the spread. In the last game against DePaul, Marquette scored 90 points and ended up winning by six points. Two games ago against Creighton, Marquette was able to secure a 73-71 victory. Marquette is averaging 80.8 points while their defense is giving up 71.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league while the defense is ranked 214th. Kam Jones is averaging 15.2 points while shooting 47 percent from the field and 37.1 percent from behind the three point line. 

Butler Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Butler who sits with a 14-15 record overall and they have gone 13-14-2 against the spread. Butler has been inconsistent this season, but they are coming off a win in the last game. Butler scored 59 points and they were able to secure the victory over DePaul. Ali Ali finished with 15 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Butler is averaging 65.6 points while their defense is giving up 67.2 points per game. Jayden Taylor is averaging 13.1 points while shooting 41.3 percent from the field. 

Marquette vs Butler Trends

Marquette is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following an against the spread loss. The under is 5-0 in the Bulldogs last five home games. The under is 4-0-1 in Butler’s last five games on Tuesday. The under is 13-3-1 in Butler’s last 17 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. 

Shane’s Free Pick

When these two teams faced off on February 4th there were only 112 points scored, and this game is going to be lower scoring. The last thing that Butler wants to do in this game is getting into a shootout, and they are going to really slow down the pace here. This total is too high. Back the under to cash here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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