Marquette at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Marquette Golden Eagles head to CHI Health Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 2.5 point favorites.
Marquette comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Creighton has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 83.7 points per game and surrendering 74.6, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 9-5-1 against the spread this season
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 7-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-7-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 G Greg Elliott Thumb is out for season
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markus Howard comes into this game averaging 24.0 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Sam Hauser averages 13.5 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Ty-Shon Alexander scores 16.7 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Mitchell Ballock averages 10.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Marquette averages 78.5 points per contest, which is 80th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 141st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 46th in the nation. They average 41.0 boards per contest and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 104th with 14.3 per game. The Golden Eagles allow 66.7 points per contest, which is 74th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 38th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 24th in the nation with 83.7 points per contest this season. They are 4th in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 44% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the NCAA. They are 236th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.0 boards per contest and 42nd in assists per game with 16.2. The Bluejays are 140th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bluejays give up 74.6 points per game, which ranks them 251st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 286th and 235th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 65th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 159th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest this year.
The Golden Eagles have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 117th. They are 103rd in college basketball in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 106th. As a unit they are 90th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 106th in D-1. Marquette is 120th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 119th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 18th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8. In terms of pace they are 98th in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 62% is 1st. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Marquette/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette +2.5
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