Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs, Big East Conference game. The Golden Eagles number eleven in the nation and number two in the conference remain one of the strongest teams this season. This season the Golden Eagles have only lost one game at home, and just four overall losses. For the Bulldogs the season has not been good, the record is negative in the conference and hardly positive overall. The problem for the Bulldogs has been the little production at home and on the road, the players are not playing well.
Marquette Golden Eagles: With strength and precision.
The Golden Eagles at home have an almost perfect record, fifteen wins and only one defeat. The only defeat at home was against St. John’s by just one point 69-70, that was also the second defeat in the conference for the team. The record in the conference is positive with ten wins and two losses, until now the Golden Eagles are second below Villanova with 11-2. The last game at home was a victory against Villanova 66-65.
At home the Golden Eagles are scoring an average of 78.4 points per game, 26.31 FG points, 77.1% free throw shots, 9.12 three pointers and up to 15.31 assists. The home defense allows up to 62.6 points with 22.62 FG points and 5.69 three pointers.
The ATS record is 11-5-0 at home, 2-3 in the last five home games. All those games were against conference rivals: Villanova, St. John’s, DePaul, Providence and Seton Hall. All season the Golden Eagles have been favorites at home with an average of -12.9 points in the spread.
Butler Bulldogs: Another opportunity.
The Bulldogs return to play against the Golden Eagles, the first game was in Butler but the Bulldogs lost 76-58. Now almost a month later and with a negative record in the conference, the Bulldogs return to play against Marquette looking for a rematch. On the road the record is negative with only two victories in eight games, 2-2 in the last four games on the road.
The Bulldogs are scoring an average of 66.6 points per game, 24.50 FG Points, 75.2% free throw shots and up to 7.38 three pointers. The defense is pessimistic, they allow up to 72.1 points per game, 24.75 FG points and 7.12 three pointers.
The ATS record is also negative with 3-4-1. In the last four games the Bulldogs have had some luck and have a 2-1-1 record but those games were against teams with negative records in the conference. Only twice have the Bulldogs been favorites on the road.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Marquette Golden Eagles vs. Butler Bulldogs 02/20/2019 is: take the Marquette Golden Eagles -6.0 (Point Spread).
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