Golden Eagles vs. Bluejays Prediction
The 21st-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles rolled to a win last game to even their Big East Conference record to 1-1. Is Marquette going to win again tonight at the Creighton Bluejays to move over .500 in conference play?
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
CHI Health Center Omaha at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the host Bluejays are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 157.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 72 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Golden Eagles dominate Musketeers
Marquette cruised to a 70-52 home victory Sunday afternoon over Xavier to improve to 12-3 overall and 1-1 in the AAC. Markus Howard paced the Golden Eagles with 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting including 6-of-15 from 3-point range. He also contributed eight assists and four rebounds. Sacar Anim recorded 20 points to go with seven boards and two assists. Joey Hauser added 18 points plus five caroms and three dimes. Marquette outscored the Musketeers 35-26 in each half. The Golden Eagles shot 27-of-63 from the floor, 10-of-27 from 3-point distance and 6-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Bluejays crushed by Bulldogs
Creighton fell to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in the Big East Saturday with an 84-69 loss at Butler. The Bluejays trailed 48-29 at halftime and could never recover. Martin Krampejl led Creighton with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-8 from the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Mitch Ballock had 13 points, three boards and three dimes. Davion Mintz added 10 points and two rebounds. The Bluejays shot 23-of-51 from the floor, 7-of-27 from 3-point range and 16-of-24 from the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Golden Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Marquette is 0-4 ATS in its last four road games.
The Bluejays are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. Creighton is 5-2 ATS in its last seven Wednesday games.
The rankings might say Marquette is better, but as the odds show these teams are pretty evenly matched with the Bluejays getting the edge here as favorites due to being at home. Creighton is elite on offense but struggles some on the defensive end, while Marquette is solid but not spectacular on both ends of the floor. I actually think the Creighton defense will get it in trouble here as Marquette has shown the abiliy to get red-hot in any game. While it's often the fashionable thing and usually smart to bet on an unranked team favored against a ranked team, I actually like Marquette here with the points in a game that very well might go down to the wire.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES +3.5