Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 2/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
The Marquette Golden Eagles (17-9) are en route to CHI Health Center Omaha on Sunday where they will play the Creighton Bluejays (17-8).
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against Georgetown and went home with a win by a final score of 77-66 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Golden Eagles ended up walking away with 14 while Georgetown totaled 12 personal fouls. They also buried 11 of their 33 attempts from beyond the arc. Georgetown ended up going 93.8% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 16 shots. Moreover, Georgetown had 41 rebounds (15 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Georgetown distributed 14 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Concerning the defense, Marquette allowed their opponent to shoot 29.0% from the field on 20 out of 69 shooting. They also dished out 26 assists in the matchup while forcing 7 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they earned 36 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Golden Eagles made 5 of 7 tries for a rate of 71.4%. Marquette walked away from the contest with a 46.2% field goal percentage (30 of 65) and made 12 of 33 shots from 3-point land.
Kur Kuath is one guy who was a contributor in this game. He ended up shooting 100.0% from the floor and dished out 2 assists. He saw the court for 19 minutes played and collected 4 rebounds. He walked away with 15 points on 7 of 7 shooting.
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Marquette steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 17-9 this year. They are averaging 74.3 points per game (101st in college basketball) while shooting 45.1% from the floor. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 35.4% on three-point attempts (231 of 653) and 74.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Marquette is grabbing 35.1 boards per game and has 438 dimes so far this year, which is 18th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 12.2 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.5 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 269th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 351 surrendered this year. The Golden Eagles defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.1% (650 of 1,620) and they surrender 39.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 32.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 204th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (69.8).
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays walked away with a victory by a final of 71-59 against DePaul. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Creighton permitted DePaul to get 37 overall (12 on the offensive side). They went 29.4% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 5 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 22 from the free throw line (63.6%). The Bluejays allowed DePaul to bury 20 of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.9% in the matchup. In all, the Bluejays shot 25 for 61 from the field which had them shooting 41.0%. Regarding shooting from distance, Creighton made 6 of 22 attempts (27.3%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throws for a clip of 75.0%. DePaul was called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 20 shots. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 4 steals in the matchup. The Bluejays were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 39 for the matchup.
Ryan Hawkins pitched in for the Bluejays for this contest. He had 25 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 assists in this matchup. He converted 9 of 17 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and totaled 11 rebounds.
Creighton has a win-loss record of 17-8 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bluejays are connecting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 128th in college basketball. Creighton has accounted for 1,732 points for the season (69.3 per contest) and they collect 38.5 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 13.4 times per contest (159th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 14.5 times per contest. The Bluejays commit 14.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.9% from the free throw line.
The Creighton defense gives up 32.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (168 of 522) and opponents are connecting on 73.5% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 11.5 assists and 35.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 86th and 230th in D-1. The Bluejays on the defensive end are ranked 81st in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.7. They are forcing 11.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the field (18th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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