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Marquette vs. Creighton Predictions, Odds


  • December 14, 2020
  • By David Schwab
  • VegasInsider.com

A Big East battle on Monday night pits the Marquette Golden Eagles on the road against the No. 8 Creighton Bluejays at CHI Health Center. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. (ET).

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Marquette-Creighton Betting Odds

Line Movements

  • Spread: Creighton -8
  • Money-Line: TBD
  • Total: 148.5

Odds Subject to Change

No. 8 Creighton opens conference play in the Big East as an -8-point home favorite for Monday night’s matchup. The betting line for the total has been set at 148.5 points.

Marquette is coming off nine-point loss to UCLA as a +4.5-point underdog to slip to 4-2 straight-up and 3-3 against the spread. The total has stayed UNDER in four of the six games. The Golden Eagles have lost their last three games against Creighton both SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER in two of the three meetings.

They are 3-6 ATS over their last nine games overall with the total staying UNDER in five of their last eight contests. Creighton is off to a 4-1 SU start with a 3-2 record ATS. Last time out, the Bluejays beat Nebraska 98-74 as 14-point favorites. The total has gone OVER in three of those five games.

Over its last eight home games against Marquette, Creighton is just 3-5 SU with an even 4-4 record ATS. The total has gone OVER in the last four matchups at home.

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Betting Analysis – Marquette Golden Eagles

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 4-2
  • ATS: 3-2
  • SU - Home: 4-1
  • SU - Away: 0-1
  • O/U: 2-4

The Golden Eagles’ biggest win of the season came against then-No. 4 Wisconsin on Dec. 4 in a 67-65 upset as +4.5-point underdogs. However, they are fighting through some early season injuries. Both forward Theo John (knee) and guard Symir Torrence (foot) remain questionable for Monday’s game.

Guard Koby McEwen has been the team’s leading scorer with 15.3 points per game. He is shooting 50% from the field and 43.3% from three-point range. Forward Jamal Cain is adding 9.8 points with a team-high 6.8 rebounds.

There are five players averaging at least nine points a game as part of Marquette’s 74.2 PPG. The team is averaging 41.7 rebounds overall including 33.5 on defense. The Golden Eagles have a 43.8 field goal percentage that drops to 35.1% beyond the three-point line. Defensively, they have allowed 63.2 PPG.

Betting Analysis – Creighton Bluejays

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 4-1
  • ATS: 3-2
  • SU - Home: 4-0
  • SU - Away: 0-1
  • O/U: 3-2

Creighton’s only loss of the season came against No. 5 Kansas in a tight 73-72 setback as a +3.5-point underdog. The Bluejays have scored more than 90 points in three of their first four wins.

Leading the way in that department are guards Denzel Mahoney and Marcus Zegarowski with 15 PPG each. Forward Christian Bishop is next on that list with 13.6 points while leading the team in rebounds (5.6).

As a team, the Bluejays are scoring an average of 85.2 points while connecting on 51.3% of their shots from the field. They are hitting 36% of their three-point attempts. Defensively, Creighton is holding its opponents to 66 points and grabbing an average of 35.8 rebounds a game.

Inside the Stats – Marquette Golden Eagles

  • PS/G: 74.2 (158th)
  • PA/G: 63.2 (62nd)
  • Off Rtg: 105.7 (113th)
  • Def Rtg: 90 (80th)

Inside the Stats – Creighton Bluejays

  • PS/G: 85.2 (41st)
  • PA/G: 66 (103rd)
  • Off Rtg: 115.4 (37th)
  • Def Rtg: 89.4 (75th)

Key Players to Watch

  • MARQ - Koby McEwen (15.3 PPG, 4.3 RPG)
  • MARQ - Dawson Garcia(12.7 PPG, 5.5 RPG)
  • CRE - Marcus Zegarowski (15 PPG, 6 APG)
  • CRE - Christian Bishop (13.6 PPG, 5.6 RPG)

Marquette-Creighton Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Creighton 89 Marquette 77
  • Best Bets: Creighton -8
  • Best Bets: OVER 148.5

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