Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton NCAAB Betting Prediction

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Prediction 3/2/2024

The Marquette Golden Eagles (22-6) travel to face off against the Creighton Bluejays (21-8) on Saturday, March 2nd. This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha and televised on FOX. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 2:30 ET.

Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Bluejays

The Marquette Golden Eagles Are Coming Off A Win

Marquette will be on the road in this one, where they have a record of 6-4 this season. Over their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 6-4.

So far this season, Marquette has a record of 22-6. They are coming off a win against Providence, 91-69. This season, they have been the underdog six times, going 4-2 in those games.

Marquette has an overall ATS record of 17-10-1 this season and they are 5-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 4-1-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Marquette has an ATS mark of 6-3-1.

Marquette’s over/under record for the season is 11-17, and the average point total in their games is 148.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (149.3). Over their last three games, the average point total is 162 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

The Creighton Bluejays Are Coming Off A Win

Creighton is 13-3 at home this season and has won three straight games at home. They are favored by 4.5 points today, and they have been favored in 26 of their 29 games.

So far, the Bluejays are 21-8 overall and 12-6 in Big East play. They have gone 9-2 in non-conference games, and they have a scoring margin of +15.4 points per game at home.

Overall, Creighton has an ATS record of 15-14 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 7-9. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Creighton is 14-15, and today’s line of 151.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.7). So far, 19 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

Marquette Offense Breakdown

Marquette is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 91 points versus Providence. This output is higher than their season-average of 79.5 points per game. Kam Jones is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15.9. Meanwhile, Tyler Kolek also brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

Kam Jones (G) 15.9 2.5 2.1
Tyler Kolek (G) 15.0 4.7 7.6
Oso Ighodaro (F) 14.0 7.3 2.8

Creighton Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Creighton’s offense looked good, scoring 85 points against Seton Hall. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.4% and made 10/13 free throws. For the season, the Creighton offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 60% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 10.6 made three’s per contest.

Baylor Scheierman (G) 18.2 8.6 4.0
Trey Alexander (G) 17.6 5.9 4.8
Ryan Kalkbrenner (C) 17.1 7.4 1.4

Marquette Team Defense

At present, the Golden Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 89th, allowing 68.6 points per game. Against Providence in their most recent game, the Marquette defense gave up a total of 69 points while allowing Providence to hit 56% of their shots.

Creighton Team Defense

At this time, the Bluejays’ defense is positioned 97th in the country, permitting 69.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Creighton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.6% this season.

Golden Eagles vs Bluejays Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Marquette has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 73 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Creighton has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 74 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • The Golden Eagles have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 3-1-1 against the spread.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bluejays have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Golden Eagles vs Bluejays Prediction

Not only do we have the Bluejays winning this one by a score of 75-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bluejays at -4.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 151.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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