Marquette at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Marquette Golden Eagles travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 6.5 point favorites.
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Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 81.8 points per game while giving up 78.1 per contest. Creighton has an overall mark of 19-7. They are averaging 85.4 points per contest and giving up 72.9, which is a point differential of 12.5.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 11-13 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 14-10 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-12 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/27/17 G Haanif Cheatham Left Team is out for season
02/16/18 F Theo John Illness is "?" Saturday vs Creighton
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Andrew Rowsey averages 19.4 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%. Markus Howard averages 21.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 94%.
Khyri Thomas averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Marcus Foster averages 20.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles allow 78.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 304th in the nation. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 328th and 168th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 91st, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 262nd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in college basketball. Marquette averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in D-1. They average 32.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 327th and 59th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 285th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 72.9 points per contest, which ranks them 190th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 110th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 220th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 167th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 60th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per game this season. Creighton is 7th in Division 1 with 85.4 points per game this year. They are 11th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 12.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 61st in the nation. They are 99th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 6th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Bluejays are 317th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Golden Eagles are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 308th. In terms of pace they are 113th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in Division 1. Marquette is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 302nd in the nation.
Creighton is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 79th in the nation. The Bluejays are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 26th in Division 1 with 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 35th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -6.5
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