Bluejays vs. Golden Eagles Prediction
The 10th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles suffered a defeat earlier this week on the road, but will return home today to face the Creighton Bluejays. Is Marquette going to pick up the win against a Creighton team it defeated in an overtime thriller in January?
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Golden Eagles are a 7.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 149 points. As of Sunday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Marquette. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bluejays win second in a row
Creighton picked up an 82-69 victory at home eight days ago over Georgetown to improve to 15-13 overall and 6-9 in the Big East Conference. The Bluejays led 40-34 at halftime and pulled away after the break. Creighton shot 29-of-56 from the floor, 14-of-34 from 3-point range plus 10-of-14 at the free throw line. Martin Krampelj led the way with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 4-of-7 from the free throw line. He also grabbed 10 rebounds. Kaleb Joseph accounted for 16 points, three assists and two boards off the bench. Ty-Shon Alexander accounted for 14 points, five caroms and two assists. Davion Mintz added 11 points, four assists and three rebounds.
Golden Eagles fall to Wildcats
Marquette suffered a 67-61 defeat Wednesday night at Villanova to drop to 23-5 overall and 12-3 in the Big East Conference. The Golden Eagles trailed 32-28 at halftime and could not recover after the break. Marquette shot 23-of-48 from the field, 9-of-22 from 3-point range plus 6-of-10 at the free throw line. Markus Howard paced the Golden Eagles with 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting including 4-of-11 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-6 at the free throw line. He also tallied four assists and two rebounds. Sam Hauser added 13 points, seven boards and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bluejays are 39-18 ATS in their last 57 Sunday games. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
The Golden Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Big East games. Marquette is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 home games.
We could only hope for a game half as good as the last time they met, a 106-104 OT win by the Golden Eagles in which Howard scored a Big East-record 53 points. But with Marquette coming off a loss, I'd imagine it comes out firing today and doesn't take lightly a Creighton team that is very capable offensively. But the Bluejays struggle on defense and Howard should again be a major problem, leading the way to the Golden Eagles covering.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES -7.5