The Butler Bulldogs (14-15) host the No. 6 Marquette Golden Eagles in a Big East matchup on Tuesday evening. The Golden Eagles are sitting as the top seed in the conference standings, meanwhile, Butler is in the ninth spot. Marquette beat Butler 60-52 in the Feb. 4 contest. The Bulldogs still lead the all-time series 11-10.
Tipoff from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Golden Eagles are 8.5-point favorites in the latest Marquette vs. Butler odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 141. Before making any Butler vs. Marquette picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Marquette vs. Butler and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Butler vs. Marquette:
- Marquette vs. Butler spread: Golden Eagles -8.5
- Marquette vs. Butler State over/under: 141 points
- Marquette vs. Butler money line: Golden Eagles -430, Bulldogs +328
- MARQ: Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS loss
- BUT: Bulldogs are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record
- Marquette vs. Butler picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Marquette can cover
Sophomore guard Tyler Kolek has a great feel for the game. He's a smart and instinctive playmaker who constantly finds the open man. The Rhode Island native ranks second in the nation in assists (7.8) with 12.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. In his last outing, Kolek finished with 22 points and 14 assists.
Sophomore forward Oso Ighodaro is an athletic and versatile force in the frontcourt. Ighodaro has a combination of speed, quickness and bounce to finish above the rim. The Arizona native logs 11.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. On Feb. 21, he racked up 18 points and six boards.
Why Butler can cover
Sophomore guard Jayden Taylor is a go-to option offensively. Taylor has the skillset to score from all three levels. The Indiana native leads the team in points (13.1) and averages 3.9 rebounds per game. He's scored 20-plus in three of the last four games. On Feb. 19, Taylor logged 21 points, four rebounds and knocked down three 3-pointers.
Sophomore guard Simas Lukosius provides Butler with another floor-spacing threat. Lukosius uses his sweet-shooting stroke to be a knockdown shooter and consistent offensive choice. The Lithuania native puts up 11.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and shoots 38% from 3-point land. He totaled 15 points and seven boards in his previous matchup.
How to make Butler vs. Marquette picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 146 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can get the model's picks at SportsLine.
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