Saturday, January 21, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
The Golden Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 12-6 and a road record of 1-3. They are 8-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Bluejays have an overall record of 18-1 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 13-4 against the spread.
Markus Howard comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Eagles. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 95%. JaJuan Johnson averages 12.7 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Marquette. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Marcus Foster averages 18.1 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Justin Patton averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 73% and his free throw percentage is 48%.
Marquette averages 83.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 5th in the country. They average 33.2 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 298th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 12.1 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 72.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 180th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 218th and 301st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 63rd and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 306th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in Division 1.
Creighton averages 85.9 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.7 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 226th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 34th with 11.6 per game. The Bluejays allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 111th and 70th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 84th place in the nation. The Bluejays force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in college basketball.
The Golden Eagles average 78.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6.7 per contest. The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 116.6 and they assist on 57.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Marquette turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.4%. The Golden Eagles give up 79.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays score 83.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.3 points per game. The Bluejays have a rating on offense of 118.4 and 53.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 60%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.5%. The Bluejays give up 68.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 8-9 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 10-8 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-4 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-10 against the over/under
Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
12/19/16 G Traci Carter Personal has left team
11/22/16 F Sandy Cohen III Personal has left team
11/08/16 G Sacar Anim None expected to redshirt
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Ankle out 8-12 weeks
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton
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