Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs 2/2/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 2, 2021

The Marquette Golden Eagles (8-9) are favored (-4) to end a three-game losing streak when they host the Butler Bulldogs (5-9) at 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Fiserv Forum. The contest airs on FS1. The point total for the matchup is 129.5.

Betting Information

Marquette vs Butler Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Marquette -4 -115 -106 129.5 -114 -108 -195 157

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Marquette vs Butler
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Marquette (-4) Over (129.5) Marquette 71 Butler 64

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Total Facts

  • In 12 of 17 opportunities (70.6%) this year, the Golden Eagles and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s over/under of 129.5 points.
  • Butler has played in five games this season (out of 14 total matchups — 35.7% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 129.5 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 134.2 points per game, 4.7 more points than the total of 129.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 7.5 more points per game (137) than this game’s over/under of 129.5 points.
  • The average total the Golden Eagles have had set in matchups this year is 12.2 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Bulldogs games this season is the same as the 129.5 point total in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Golden Eagles score just 4.7 more points per game (71.8) than the Bulldogs give up (67.1).
  • Marquette has a 4-0 record against the spread and a 6-3 record overall when putting up more than 67.1 points.
  • When Butler gives up more than 71.8 points, it is 0-3 against the spread and 0-3 overall.
  • The Bulldogs score an average of 62.4 points per game, 7.5 fewer points than the 69.9 the Golden Eagles give up.
  • Butler is 2-1 overall and 2-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 69.9 points.
  • Marquette’s record is 3-11 against the spread and 5-9 overall when it allows more than 62.4 points.
  • The Golden Eagles have out-scored their opponents by a total of 31 points this season (1.9 points per game on average), and opponents of the Bulldogs have out-scored them by 67 more points on the year (4.7 per game).

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Marquette Betting Information

  • The Golden Eagles have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, posting a 5-12 record.
  • When favored by at least 4 points, the Golden Eagles have struggled to a 3-4 record ATS this season.
  • The Golden Eagles have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 6 of 17 contests this season, a rate of 35.3%

Butler Betting Information

  • The Bulldogs have a 5-8-1 record against the spread, covering in only 35.7% of their contests.
  • The Bulldogs have not fared well as a 4-point underdog, going 1-2 against the spread when they are at least 4-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Bulldogs games this year, the teams have not hit the over (5 out of 14 games, 35.7%).

Head to Head

Marquette vs Butler (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/9/2020 Marquette -4 140.5 -189 +153 Regular Season 76-57 MARQ
1/24/2020 Butler -6.5 134.5 -298 +234 Regular Season 89-85 BUTLER

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Marquette Leaders

  • Dawson Garcia leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and rebounding, putting up 12.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
  • D.J. Carton leads Marquette in assists, averaging 3.6 per game while also scoring 12.2 points per contest.
  • Koby McEwen leads the Golden Eagles in three-point shooting, making an average of 1.7 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • The Marquette steals leader is Carton, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Theo John, who compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

Butler Leaders

  • Jair Bolden is the top scorer for the Bulldogs with 12.6 points per game. He also tacks on 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game to his stats.
  • The Bulldogs’ leader in rebounds is Bryce Nze with 8.4 per outing, and their leader in assists is Aaron Thompson with 3.8 per game.
  • Bolden makes 2.9 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bulldogs.
  • The Bulldogs’ leader in steals is Myles Tate with 0.9 per game, and Nze is their leader in blocks with 0.6 per game.
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