Creighton Bluejays vs Marquette Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Marquette Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton (-5)
The Marquette Golden Eagles (9-9) host the Creighton Bluejays (13-5) at Fiserv Forum on Saturday. The line on this game has Creighton as 5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 147.
Creighton will play this contest with a mark of 13-5 so far this season. They are averaging 80.1 pts per contest (36th in the country) while hitting 48.4% from the field. The Bluejays are connecting on 37.0% on shots from 3-point land (179 of 484) and 67.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Creighton is grabbing 35.8 rebounds per contest and has tallied 291 assists for the year, which is 19th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.0 fouls per game. Defensively, the Bluejays are forcing 12.8 turnovers every game and they draw 16.9 personal fouls. They rank 247th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 221 relinquished so far this year. The Bluejays are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.6% (456 of 1,124) and they concede 37.6 boards per contest as a squad. They concede 33.5% on three-point shots while they are 185th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.3).
The Creighton Bluejays stepped onto the hardwood against the Georgetown Hoyas and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-79 in their last contest. Creighton walked away from the game having earned a 47.4% FG percentage (27 of 57) and buried 10 of their 26 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Bluejays converted 15 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled 28 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 16 assists in this game while having 6 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of defending, Creighton allowed the other team to go 47.4% from the field on 27 out of 57 shooting. Georgetown distributed 16 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, the Hoyas pulled down 32 rebounds (7 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Georgetown finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 18 of their 24 attempts. They also knocked down 10 out of their 21 tries from downtown.
Denzel Mahoney is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He notched 22 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34 mins played and also totaled 4 boards. Mahoney finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field and dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that came through in this matchup for the Bluejays was Mitch Ballock. He had 3 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He ended up shooting 54.5% from the field for this game by connecting on 6-of-11 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Ballock played 37 min.
Marquette has a record of 9-9 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Eagles are shooting 45.1% from the field, which is ranked 134th in the country. Marquette has accumulated 1,290 points for the season (71.7 per game) and they grab 37.6 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (161st in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. The Golden Eagles are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game and they shoot 72.0% from the free throw line. The Golden Eagles on the defensive end are ranked 171st in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 69.8. The Marquette defense gives up 35.7% on shots from distance (148 of 415) and opponents are converting on 72.1% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 13.4 dimes and 33.3 boards per contest, which is ranked 210th and 101st in the nation. They are forcing their opponents into 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.1% from the floor (38th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Marquette Golden Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 70-67 when they played the Butler Bulldogs. The Golden Eagles were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in the game. They rejected 2 attempts while recording 5 steals in this game. The Bulldogs earned 22 fouls for the game which took the Golden Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 29 tries. They were able to convert 18 of those for a percentage of 62.1%. In relation to shots from downtown, Marquette converted 4 out of 12 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Eagles finished the game shooting 24 for 39 from the field which had them sitting at 61.5%. The Golden Eagles allowed the Bulldogs to make 22 of 54 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.7% in this contest. They shot 43.5% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 23 and ended up going 13 of 25 from the free throw line (52.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Marquette permitted Butler to snag 24 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Koby McEwen ended up having an impact for the Golden Eagles in the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 10 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 18 points. McEwen snagged 4 rebounds in his 36 mins and earned 3 assists for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Marquette was D.J. Carton. He finished with 18 points in 35 minutes played by going 6 out of 7 shooting for this contest. Carton ended the game having shot 85.7% from the field and also earning 3 assists and 9 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Creighton (-5) and under 147 points
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