Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
The Creighton Bluejays (20-10) will play the Marquette Golden Eagles (19-11) at Madison Square Garden on Thursday.
The Marquette Golden Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against St. John's and went home with a win by a final score of 85-77 in their last game. Marquette finished with a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and knocked down 7 out of their 22 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Golden Eagles converted 20 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 39 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 17 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to defense, Marquette let their opponent shoot 41.4% from the floor on 29 of 70 shooting. St. John's distributed 20 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, St. John's collected 35 boards (7 offensive, 28 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. St. John's ended up shooting 73.7% from the free throw line by making 14 of their 19 shots. They converted 5 out of their 19 tries from 3-point land. Regarding fouls, the Golden Eagles walked away with 18 and St. John's finished the game with 21 fouls.
Justin Lewis is a player who came through for the contest. He totaled 28 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. He ended up shooting 45.0% from the field but finished the game without an assist.
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Marquette will take the court with a win-loss mark of 19-11 this season. They are turning it over 12.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Marquette is pulling in 35.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 486 assists for the year, which has them ranked 32nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 34.8% on shots from downtown (258 of 741) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. They average 74.8 points per contest (83rd in the nation) while going 45.5% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Golden Eagles are able to force 13.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 266th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 420 surrendered for the campaign. The Golden Eagles are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.8% (762 of 1,868) and they relinquish 39.0 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 31.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 227th in the nation in opponents points per game (70.8).
The last time they took the court, the Creighton Bluejays walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 65-60 when they faced Seton Hall. In relation to attacking the glass, Creighton allowed Seton Hall to pull down 35 in total (10 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 41.2% from three-point range by going 7 of 17 and finished the contest at 4 out of 7 at the free throw line (57.1%). The Bluejays permitted Seton Hall to bury 27 of their 65 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.5% in this matchup. Overall, the Bluejays went 21 for 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.9%. Concerning 3-point shots, Creighton knocked down 8 out of 24 tries (33.3%). They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Seton Hall was called for 16 fouls for this contest which took the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 4 steals for the game. The Bluejays were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this game.
Ryan Kalkbrenner ended up being a factor for the Bluejays in this matchup. He made 5 of 9 for the matchup giving him a rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. He totaled 17 points in his 33 minutes on the court and accumulated 1 assist for this contest.
Creighton has a win-loss record of 20-10 on the season. As an offensive team, the Bluejays are connecting on 45.1% from the floor, which ranks 117th in D-1. Creighton has totaled 2,071 points this season (69.0 per contest) and they collect 38.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.3 times per contest (164th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. The Bluejays commit 13.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.4% from the free throw line.
The Creighton defense gives up 32.7% on 3-pointers (202 of 617) and their opponents are converting on 72.2% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 11.5 dimes and 35.5 rebounds every game, ranking them 90th and 232nd in the country. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 106th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 66.7. They are able to force 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.0% from the floor (29th in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Marquette
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