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Marquette vs Butler: Butler Bulldogs Show Strength and Consistency, Favored in Big East Showdown

In a Big East matchup, the Marquette Golden Eagles will face off against the Butler Bulldogs. With a record of 18-5, Marquette is coming off a home win against St. John's, while Butler, with a record of 16-8, secured a home win against Providence in their last game. Marquette is currently favored to win at -4, having opened at -3.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Golden Eagles -183 | Bulldogs +155
  • Spread: Golden Eagles -4 (-110) | Bulldogs +4 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 153.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Marquette will win straight-up is 65%.

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Marquette Golden Eagles

The Marquette Golden Eagles have been performing well in the Big East conference, winning seven consecutive games and improving to 9-3 in Big East play. They have covered the spread in four of their last five games. Key players on the team include Tyler Kolek, who has been scoring big numbers with 32 points in a recent win, and Kam Jones, who has reached 20 points in three conference games and has increased his shooting percentage to 47%. Oso Ighodaro has also been a strong contributor, scoring at least 15 points in three of his last five games. Marquette is currently ranked 10th in DI in Ken Pomeroy's ratings and is at #4 in the AP Top 25. They have been performing well on the road with a 5-3 record and have been consistently scoring over 80 points in their recent games. Defensively, they have been allowing an average of 68.8 points per game. In terms of their power ranking, Marquette is ranked 71 and is ranked 74 in offense and defense respectively. They have a field goal percentage of 47.60% and a free throw percentage of 72.83%. They make an average of 34.04% of their three-pointers. They also average 33.27 rebounds per game and have 16.41 offensive assists and 10.36 turnovers per game. Defensively, they allow a field goal percentage of 42.52% and a free throw percentage of 73.28%. They allow an average of 33.27% of three-pointers and average 34.50 defensive rebounds per game. They have 13.68 defensive assists and 15.77 turnovers per game. Overall, Marquette has been performing strongly and has been consistently competitive in the conference.

Butler Bulldogs Analysis

The Butler Bulldogs basketball team is aiming to secure their eighth win in the Big East conference. They have been performing well lately, winning five out of their last six games. Notably, they achieved a remarkable 99-98 victory on the road against Creighton. Their only loss during this period was against UConn. However, they bounced back with a 75-72 home win against Providence. The Bulldogs have performed well against the spread in four of their last five games.

Pierre Brooks has struggled in his recent games, shooting below 38% in three out of his last four matches. Despite this, he scored 12 points in their recent win against Providence and has been averaging 15.8 points per game on a 45% shooting percentage. Jahmyl Telfort has been a consistent performer, scoring at least 17 points in four out of his last five games. He has been the team's best player recently, averaging 14.4 points per game. DJ Davis has also been impressive, scoring over 20 points in four consecutive games and maintaining an average of 14.5 points per game.

In terms of rankings, the Bulldogs are currently placed 49th in Ken Pomeroy's ratings. They have performed well at home with an 11-2 record. Butler has scored at least 75 points in four out of their last five games, averaging 80.5 points per game throughout the season, which positions them 45th in the nation. On the defensive end, they have allowed an average of 73.5 points per game, placing them 234th.

In summary, the Butler Bulldogs basketball team has been performing well in the Big East conference, winning five out of their last six games. Their players Pierre Brooks, Jahmyl Telfort, and DJ Davis have been standout performers. They have a solid offense, scoring an average of 80.5 points per game, but their defense has been slightly weaker, allowing an average of 73.5 points per game.

Butler Bulldogs Display Strength and Consistency, Favored in Showdown Against Marquette Golden Eagles

The Marquette Golden Eagles have displayed some vulnerability on the road, with a record of 5-3 in their eight away games this season. Contrastingly, the Butler Bulldogs have shown consistent strength and cohesiveness, securing victories in five of their last six games, including notable triumphs over Villanova and Creighton. The Bulldogs have only suffered two defeats on home ground throughout the season, further exemplifying their proficiency.

In terms of offensive capabilities, both Marquette and Butler demonstrate commendable prowess. Marquette maintains an average of 117.9 points per 100 possessions, while Butler trails closely with an average of 116.2 points per 100 possessions. It is worth noting that Butler has already triumphed over Marquette earlier in the season, prevailing by a margin of seven points on the road. Considering their undeniable performance and home advantage, I am inclined to favor Butler's prospects in this forthcoming encounter. Additionally, Butler has effectively covered the spread in four out of their last five games, further bolstering their position.

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