Creighton vs. Marquette - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marquette Golden Eagles (11-13) at Creighton Bluejays (11-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 1:01 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Marquette Golden Eagles and Creighton Bluejays play Saturday at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The Marquette Golden Eagles could use a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, Marquette is averaging 66 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 65.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Duane Wilson is averaging 11.7 points and two assists while Luke Fischer is averaging 10 points and 4.8 rebounds. Juan Anderson is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and JaJuan Johnson is shooting 39.3 percent from the field. The Marquette Golden Eagles have five players averaging at least 7.7 points, and they’re shooting 67.1 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Marquette is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in four of its last six games. Matt Carlino is doubtful with a concussion.
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The Creighton Bluejays also look for a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. On the season, Creighton is averaging 66.8 points on 40.6 percent shooting and is allowing 67.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 10.4 points and 3.8 assists while James Milliken is averaging 8.4 points and 2.7 rebounds. Toby Hegner is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Rick Kreklow is shooting 43.2 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 74.2 percent from the line and 33.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Creighton is allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games.
The Golden Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bluejays are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
The Creighton Bluejays home crowd is still solid enough to give this team support, and they're tough to beat once those shots get to falling. With both squads struggling, I expect the home team to take this by a bucket or two..