Butler vs Marquette NCAAB Betting Odds, Preview & Pick

Butler vs Marquette NCAAB Betting Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on February 19, 2019

Butler heads to Milwaukee on Wednesday to battle #10 Marquette in desperation mode. The Bulldogs have played well lately, but they need a signature win to stamp their ticket to the Big Dance. Will Butler get it done on Wednesday, or will Marquette solidify their position as the top team in the Big East? And before you go any further, check out the latest 2019 March Madness lines in our online sportsbook.

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Butler vs Marquette NCAAB Betting Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Butler Bulldogs are a good bet ATS?

After losing 3 in a row, Butler appears back on track. The Bulldogs have won 3-of-4 straight up. They look like one of the better teams in the conference after the run. The lone loss, 73-77 to St. John’s, happened on the road and in overtime.

Butler’s surging. They should play well enough to at least cover the spread on Wednesday even if they don’t play well enough to win straight up. They’re a tough underdog to look past backing on Feb. 20.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 73.5
  • Field Goal %: 45.5
  • 3-Point %: 36.4
  • Free Throw %: 73.1
  • Rebounds/G: 33
Defense:
  • Points/G: 69.3
  • Field Goal %: 44.8
  • 3-Point %: 35
  • Free Throw %: 68.8
  • Rebounds/G: 30.7

Why #10 Marquette Golden Eagles a good bet ATS?

Marquette has been the best team in the Big East pretty much from day 1. The Golden Eagles have a great 21-4 straight up record. Against the spread, they’ve been close to unbeatable at home, going 11-5 ATS.

They’ve won 10-of-11 on the moneyline. The only loss happened to St. John’s, 69-70, on Feb. 5. Marquette beat Villanova 66-65 on Feb. 9, proving that they’re still the top team in the conference. They should easily handle the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 79
  • Field Goal %: 46.4
  • 3-Point %: 39.6
  • Free Throw %: 76.9
  • Rebounds/G: 37.9
Defense:
  • Points/G: 69
  • Field Goal %: 40.4
  • 3-Point %: 32.4
  • Free Throw %: 68.3
  • Rebounds/G: 30

NCAAB Betting Trends for Butler vs Marquette 

  • Butler is 2-6 SU in the last 8 games on the road
  • Butler is 2-4-1 ATS in the last 7 games
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Butler’s last 13 games
  • Marquette is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Marquette is 10-1 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Marquette’s last 6 games

Butler vs Marquette Final NCAAB Analysis

In the first match between these two, Marquette dominated with a stunning 76-58 victory. The reason the Golden Eagles won that game was because of the reason they win most of their games, Markus Howard.

One of the best players in the nation, Howard dominated the Bulldogs with 32 points and 5 rebounds. The Golden Eagles guard led an offensive attack that shot 56.9% from the field and 50% from three.

Although Butler has been playing much better, it’s hard to see them stepping it up against Marquette, not with Howard healthy and shooting in his own building. The Golden Eagles should win and easily cover the spread.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Marquette ATS