Bulldogs vs. Golden Eagles Prediction
The 19th-ranked Butler Bulldogs will look for a season sweep against the Marquette Golden Eagles this afternoon. Can Butler take care of business on the road?
Sunday, February 9, 2020
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According to oddsmakers, the Golden Eagles are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 141 points. As of Sunday morning, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bulldogs get past Wildcats
Butler secured a 79-76 home win Wednesday night over Villanova to improve to 18-5 overalll and 6-4 in Big East Conference play. Sean McDermott led the Bulldogs with 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting including 3-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also grabbed eight rebounds. Bryce Golden tallied 18 points, five boards and three assists. Kamar Baldwin registered 17 points, eight caroms and three assists. Bryce Nze added 12 points and five rebounds.
Golden Eagles down Blue Demons
Marquette secured a 76-72 victory last Saturday at home over DePaul to move to 16-6 overall and 6-4 in conference action. The Golden Eagles outscored the Blue Demons 42-32 in the second half after trailing by six at the break. Markus Howard poured in 31 points to lead the way on 8-of-21 shooting including 5-of-15 from 3-point range plus 10-of-11 at the charity stripe. He also tallied four assists and two rebounds. Koby McEwen registered 13 points, nine boards and three assists. Jayce Johnson added 11 points and six caroms off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games. Butler is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 road games.
The Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Marquette is 5-2 ATS in its last seven home games.
This is a revenge spot for the Golden Eagles after falling 89-85 in overtime at the Bulldogs last month. But I'm not sure Marquette can be trusted in this spot. While the Golden Eagles have played fairly well as of late, aside from a home win over Villanova its resume does not include a lot of impressive victories. Butler has played the tougher schedule and the win over Villanova shows it is back on the right track after a rough stretch. I'd rather take the points with the Bulldogs in a game that I feel might go down to the wire.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: BUTLER BULLDOGS +3