Marquette Golden Eagles Set to Take on Creighton Bluejays in Big East Battle
- A Plus Picks
- Feb 21, 2023, 10:33:30 PM
Kingpin.pro sports picks has been providing expert analysis and predictions for basketball games all season long, and today, we're here to break down the upcoming matchup between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Creighton Bluejays. With the Bluejays ranked 19th and the Golden Eagles ranked 10th, this game is expected to be a highly-competitive matchup. Kingpin.pro has analyzed the stats and trends to give you our prediction on which team will come out on top.
Marquette Golden Eagles
The Marquette Golden Eagles are 21-6 this season and have had a strong showing in Big East Conference play, going 13-3 in conference games. Their offense has been their strong suit, averaging 80.74 points per game, which ranks 19th in the nation. They have a 49.42% field goal percentage, which ranks 5th in the country. Olivier-Maxence Prosper is averaging 12.8 points per game over the last 10 games for Marquette. Kam Jones leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game while shooting 46.9% from the field.
Marquette has had success on the road this season, going 5-2 both against the spread and straight up in their last seven road games. They have also hit the over in four of their last six road games. However, they have struggled when playing Creighton, going 1-4 straight up in their last five games against them.
The Creighton Bluejays are 18-9 this season and have gone 12-4 in Big East Conference play. They have been excellent at home, going 12-1 in their own arena. Creighton averages 76.3 points per game and has a field goal percentage of 46.7%, ranking them sixth in the Big East. Ryan Kalkbrenner leads the team in scoring, averaging 14.8 points per game, while also contributing 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.
Creighton has won nine of their last 10 games, averaging 75.7 points per game over that span. They have held their opponents to just 65.2 points per game over the same span. They have been a strong team on both sides of the ball recently, and will look to continue their success in this game.
This game features two teams with high-powered offenses. Marquette and Creighton are both averaging over 76 points per game, with Marquette having the slight edge at 80.74 points per game. Marquette has a better field goal percentage, but Creighton is holding their opponents to a lower field goal percentage on defense. The matchup between Kam Jones and Ryan Kalkbrenner should be exciting to watch, as they are both top scorers for their respective teams.
Both teams are coming into this game relatively healthy, and there are no major injury concerns on either side.
Marquette has had success on the road this season, but has struggled against Creighton in recent years. They are 3-5-1 against the spread in their last nine games against Creighton and have hit the under in four of their last five games against them. The total has gone over in six of Marquette's last seven games when playing on the road against Creighton.
This matchup between the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Creighton Bluejays will be an exciting one to watch. Both teams have solid records in the Big East and will be looking to secure a win to further cement their spot in the standings.
When it comes down to it, Marquette's consistent performance throughout the season and their strong offensive field goal percentage gives them an advantage in this game. The Golden Eagles have also shown strong play on the road, going 5-2 in their last seven games away from home.
However, Creighton's impressive performance in their last 10 games cannot be ignored. They have been averaging 75.7 points and have an excellent home record, going 12-1 this season. If they can maintain this level of play and capitalize on Marquette's weaknesses, they have a chance to pull off the upset.
Ultimately, our experts at Kingpin.pro are predicting that Marquette will come out on top with a final score of 81-76. While Creighton has home court advantage, Marquette's consistent performance and offensive prowess make them a strong pick to win. Bettors may want to consider taking the Marquette moneyline, which has odds of +190, for a potentially high payout.
Pick: Marquette Golden Eagles to win (+5.5)