Creighton Bluejays vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction

Creighton Bluejays vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction 12/30/2023

The Creighton Bluejays (9-3) travel to face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles (10-3) on Saturday, December 30th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on CBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Creighton Bluejays vs Marquette Golden Eagles

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into their game against Marquette, the Creighton Bluejays have a 9-3 record. Looking at their previous ten road games, Creighton has gone 6-4, going back to last year. Heading into their game against Marquette, Creighton holds a 7-4 against the spread (ATS) record. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

So far, Creighton’s games have averaged 151.1 points per game with the average over/under line being 151.1 points. In the Bluejays’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 152 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

In today’s game against Creighton, Marquette, who has a 10-3 record, will be looking to improve their 1-2 record on the road. Conversely, they have a 9-1 record at home. As of today’s game, Marquette holds a 6-6-1 ATS record. This season, they are 1-2 vs. the spread on the road and 5-4-1 at home.

Up to this point, games involving Marquette have had an average of 144.8 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 147.4 points. Their over/under record is 4-9-0. When assessing the Golden Eagles’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 141 points per game.

Creighton Offense Breakdown

The Bluejays’ offense finished with 85 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 83 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Baylor Scheierman, who is averaging 18.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Ryan Kalkbrenner also maintains a PPG average of 15.9 heading into game.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.2 7.5 4.4
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 15.9 6.9 1.2
Trey Alexander (G) 15.7 6.9 4.3

Marquette Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Golden Eagles’ offense tallied 81 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.5 points per game. The Marquette offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.

Tyler Kolek (G) 15.3 5.3 6.2
Kam Jones (G) 14.8 2.8 2.3
Oso Ighodaro (F) 13.5 6.0 2.2

Creighton Team Defense

So far this season, the Creighton defense has been performing well, ranking 70th in the country at 66.7 points allowed per contest. The Creighton defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Alabama to connect on 6 threes.

Marquette Team Defense

At this time, the Golden Eagles’ defense is positioned 63rd in the country, permitting 66.3 points per game. So far, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.3 times per game (388th).

Bluejays vs Golden Eagles Trends

  • The Bluejays are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Across the Golden Eagles last ten home games, the team averaged 73 points per game while allowing 70. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 6-4 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Bluejays have an ATS mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Creighton posted a straight up mark of 3-7 in these matchups.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Golden Eagles struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 4-1.

Bluejays vs Golden Eagles Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Golden Eagles to secure the win, with an expected final score of 75-67. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 148.5, and our model predicts the Bluejays and Golden Eagles to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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