The fourth-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles will look to win their eighth game in a row when they battle the Butler Bulldogs in a key Big East matchup on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles (18-5, 9-3 Big East), who are second in the conference behind top-ranked UConn, are 5-3 on the road this season. The Bulldogs (16-8, 7-6 Big East), who are 2-4 against ranked opponents this season, defeated Marquette 69-62 on Jan. 10 in Milwaukee. Butler has played well on its home court, going 11-2 in 2023-24.

The game will tip off at 6:30 p.m. ET from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Marquette is averaging 78.8 points per game, while Butler averages 80.5. The Golden Eagles are 4.5-point favorites in the latest Marquette vs. Butler odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 154.5. Before making any Butler vs. Marquette picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It enters Week 15 of the 2023-24 season on a 131-88 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 24-12 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Butler vs. Marquette and revealed its CBB picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Marquette vs. Butler:

  • Marquette vs. Butler spread: Marquette -4.5
  • Marquette vs. Butler over/under: 154.5 points
  • Marquette vs. Butler money line: Marquette -194, Butler +160
  • Marquette: The Golden Eagles have hit the game total under in 22 of their last 33 games (+9.95 units)
  • Butler: 12-11 ATS this season
  • Marquette vs. Butler picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Marquette can cover

Senior forward Oso Ighodaro has developed into a key offensive piece for the Golden Eagles. In 23 games, all starts, he is averaging 14.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 blocks and one steal in 32.4 minutes. In the last matchup against Butler, he finished with 12 points and nine rebounds. He just missed registering his fourth double-double of the year with nine points and nine rebounds against St. John's on Saturday. He had 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 91-57 win at Georgetown on Feb. 3.

A consistent performer for the Golden Eagles has been junior forward David Joplin. In 23 starts, he is averaging 10.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 26.1 minutes. He has reached double-figure scoring in each of the last six games and in nine of 11. Joplin scored a season-high 21 points in an 86-73 win at DePaul on Jan. 24. See which team to pick here.

Why Butler can cover

Junior guard Pierre Brooks II is one of four Bulldogs averaging double-figure scoring. The transfer, who played two years at Michigan State, has started 24 games for Butler and is averaging 15.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 33.7 minutes. He is coming off a 12-point and seven-rebound effort against Providence. He has reached double-digit scoring in all but one game, and has one double-double, a 20-point and 11-rebound effort in a 90-66 win at Georgetown on Jan. 23.

Senior guard DJ Davis, a transfer from UC-Irvine, has started 24 games for the Bulldogs and has been red hot. He is coming off a 20-point and eight-rebound effort against Providence, the fourth consecutive game he has scored at least 20 points. He scored a season-high 28 points in an 88-81 double-overtime victory over Villanova on Jan. 27. For the year, he is a 96.4% shooter from the foul line, and is averaging 14.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals. See which team to pick here.

How to make Butler vs. Marquette picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 153 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread is the better value. You can see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Marquette vs. Butler, and which side of the spread is the better value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 24-12 roll on top-ranked college basketball spread picks