Creighton at Marquette NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 8 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-13. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 79.5 points per contest while giving up 74.7 per game. Marquette has an overall record of 23-5. They are averaging 78.3 points per game and surrendering 68.6, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-14-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-16-0 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 18-9-1 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/24/19 C Jacob Epperson Back is out for season
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Martin Krampelj averages 13.1 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Sam Hauser averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 91%. Markus Howard averages 25.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 74.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 256th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 290th and 298th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 263rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation. Creighton averages 79.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 41st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 4th in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 236th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 151st with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 70th in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest, and 85th with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 78th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Marquette is 56th in the country with 78.3 points per game this year. They are 63rd in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the nation. They are 64th in the country in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 144th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Golden Eagles are 106th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 40th. They are 132nd in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 4th. As a unit they are 8th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in D-1. Creighton is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 101st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 57th in the country in offensive rating with 109.7. In terms of pace they are 126th in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 38th. As a team they are 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 106th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette -8
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