Creighton vs Marquette Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/18/2020
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Marquette -3.5
The Creighton Bluejays travel to Fiserv Forum to play the Marquette Golden Eagles on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Marquette as 3.5 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.6 as they are averaging 78.3 points per game while giving up 69.7 per contest. Marquette has an overall mark of 17-7. They are averaging 77.9 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 15-9-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-11-2 against the over/under
Important Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 16-8-0 against the spread
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 13-11-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Key Marquette Golden Eagles Injuries
01/23/20 F Ed Morrow Personal is out for season
Marcus Zegarowski averages 15.8 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Sacar Anim averages 13.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Markus Howard averages 27.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 185th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 117th and 59th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 278th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 101st in the nation. Creighton averages 78.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 17th in D-1. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 197th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 324th with 11.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Eagles surrender 69.8 points per contest, which ranks them 189th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 69th in those defensive statistics. They rank 169th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 232nd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Eagles are 20th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game. Marquette is 28th in the country with 77.9 points per game this year. They are 230th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the nation. They are 17th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 141st in assists per contest with 13.5. The Golden Eagles are 169th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 110.6, which is ranked 16th. They are 129th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 17th. As a unit they are 13th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 72nd in D-1. Creighton is 327th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Marquette is 217th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Eagles are 66th in the country in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 79th in Division 1 with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 106th. As a team they are 66th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 33rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Marquette college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Marquette -3.5
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