Marquette vs Butler Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/13/24

Butler (16-8) vs Marquette (18-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Hinkle Fieldhouse)

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The Marquette Golden Eagles will make the trip to Indianapolis to meet the Butler Bulldogs in Big East play this Tuesday from the Hinkle Fieldhouse on FS1. Marquette leads the head-to-head series, 18-14, and they come in as 2.5-point road favorites, with the total hovering 160.5. Stay tuned for our Marquette vs Butler Prediction. 

Marquette Golden Eagles Preview

Marquette improved to 18-5 after defeating St. John’s in Milwaukee, 86-75. The Golden Eagles marched back in the second half to pin a seventh straight victory, and they’ll look to avenge a January loss to the Bulldogs here in Indianapolis. Marquette is scoring 78.5 points per game, on 47.6% shooting, while allowing 67.1 ppg, and they’re currently second in the Big East with a 9-3 record in league play. The Golden Eagles are 8-2 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 5-3 on the road this season.  

Marquette Team Profile

  • Shaka Smart’s squad leans on their defense and moves at a methodical pace, averaging 71.7 possessions per game (157th), and they’ve shot 34.8% from beyond the arc (133rd). 
  • Senior guard Tyler Kolek poured game-highs of 27 points and 13 dimes in the win over St. John’s, and he leads the Big East in assists (7.5), while scoring 15.6 ppg and grabbing 4.9 rpg.   
  • Junior guard Cam Jones set a season-high with 31 points in the win over Georgetown, and he’s second on the team at 14.5 ppg.  
  • Third-year forward Oso Ighodaro has scored 15 points or more in five of the last seven games, and he leads the Golden Eagles in rebounding (7.3), while averaging 14.1 ppg.

Butler Bulldogs Preview

Butler improved to 16-8 after defeating Providence at home, 75-72. The Bulldogs held off a late rally from the Bulldogs, and they’ll attempt to complete the series sweep of the Golden Eagles this Tuesday. Butler is scoring 81.6 points per game, on 49.4% shooting, while allowing 72.7 ppg, and they’re currently 5th in the Big East with a 7-6 record in conference play. The Bulldogs are 6-4 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 11-2 in Indianapolis this season. 

Butler Team Profile

  • Thad Matta’s team plays at a solid pace, averaging 73.7 possessions per game (60th), and they’ve been able to connect on 36.0% of their three-point attempts (78th). 
  • Michigan St. transfer Pierre Brooks II has struggled from the field over his last four outings, and he leads Butler in scoring (15.8), while grabbing 4.5 rpg.
  • Former Irvine guard DJ Davis has hit the 20-point mark in four straight contests. And he’s second on second on the team at 14.5 ppg.  
  • Montreal native Jahmyl Telford has scored 17 points or more in four of the last five games, and he’s averaging an identical 14.4 ppg.  
  • Senior center Jalen Thomas leads the Bulldogs in boards (6.3), while scoring 6.8 ppg.

Butler Bulldogs Team Facts

  • Butler has won each of its last seven home games following a home win.
  • Each of Butler's last nine Tuesday night home games against the Big East Conference have produced a total of 152 or fewer points.
  • Butler has won the first half in each of its last eight night games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Marquette Golden Eagles Team Facts

  • Marquette has won each of its last seven games.
  • Eight of Marquette's last 10 road games have produced a total of 153 or fewer points.
  • Marquette has won the first half in nine of its last 10 night games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Butler ranks 6th among Division 1 teams for free throw percentage this season (79.0%).
  • Butler ranks T355th among Division 1 teams for opponent blocks per game this season (4.6).
  • Marquette ranks T15th among Division 1 teams for opponent turnovers per game this season (15.6).
  • Marquette ranks 15th among Division 1 teams for assist to turnover ratio this season (1.60).

Marquette vs Butler Prediction

Butler has shown some fight this season in the Big East, but this feels like a reasonable spot for Marquette as road favorites. The Golden Eagles have won seven straight games, and with their last loss coming to Bulldogs at home, we should see them out for revenge this Tuesday. Butlers recent improvements warrant some respect here, but let’s trust Marquette’s momentum for this Big East battle.

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