Bluejays vs. Golden Eagles Prediction
The 15th-ranked Creighton Bluejays will go after their fourth straight win tonight at the 19th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles. Can Creighton stay hot in the hostile setting?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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According to oddsmakers, the Golden Eagles are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 156 points. As of Tuesday morning, 62 percent of public bets are siding with host Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Bluejays blast Blue Demons
Creighton cruised to a 93-64 home win Saturday night over DePaul to improve to 20-6 overall and 9-4 in the Big East Conference. The Bluejays led 42-28 at halftime and continued to pad the advantage after the break. Ty-Shon Alexander paced Creighton with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also registered eight assists and five steals. Damien Jefferson tallied 12 points, six rebounds, two dimes and two steals. Mitch Ballock had 12 points, nine caroms and three assists. Marcus Zegarowski accounted for 11 points, six assists, four steals and three rebounds. Shereef Mitchell added 11 points, two boards and two steals off the bench.
Golden Eagles edged by Wildcats
Marquette lost 72-71 Wednesday night at Villanova to drop to 17-7 overall and 7-5 in the Big East. The Golden Eagles outscored the Wildcats 42-34 but could not quite rally all the way back. Markus Howard led Marquette with 24 points on 8-of-20 shooting including 5-of-11 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-6 at the charity stripe. He also notched five rebounds and two assists. Sacar Anim contibuted 14 points and four boards. Jamal Cain tallied 13 points and eight caroms off the bench. Koby McEwen added 12 points, 11 rebounds and five dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bluejays are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Creighton is 1-5 ATS in its last six Tuesday games.
The Golden Eagles are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games overall. Marquette is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games as a favorite.
Creighton might be the slightly better team in this matchup, but it is almost a tossup. And with the home-court advantage being with Marquette, it is difficult not to favor the hosts in this spot. The Golden Eagles looked good in rallying back against Villanova and will be motivated to bounce back from the difficult defeat. The Bluejays have an elite offense, but Marquette is talented on the offensive end as well with Howard able to dominate any game he plays. The Golden Eagles are also the better defensive team. Going with the home favorites here.
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