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Marquette vs. Creighton - 3/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Creighton at Marquette
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Fiserv Forum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Line
The Line: Marquette -8 -- Over/Under: 150
TV Channel
FS1
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The Creighton Bluejays and Marquette Golden Eagles meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Fiserv Forum.

The Creighton Bluejays could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 78.4 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 46 percent shooting. Ty-Shon Alexander is averaging 16.4 points and 2.7 assists while Martin Krampelj is averaging 13.1 points and 6.8 rebounds. Marcus Zegarowski is the third double-digit scorer and Davion Mintz is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The Creighton Bluejays have lost four of their last six road games.

The Marquette Golden Eagles look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Marquette Golden Eagles are averaging 78.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Markus Howard is averaging 25.3 points and 4.1 rebounds while Sam Hauser is averaging 15.1 points and 2.3 assists. Joey Hauser is the third double-digit scorer and Sacar Anim is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Marquette Golden Eagles are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Marquette Golden Eagles are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.1 rebounds per game. The Marquette Golden Eagles have won 16 of their last 17 home games.

The Bluejays are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and  39-18 ATS in their last 57 Sunday games. The Golden Eagles are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Bluejays are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 8-3-1 in Golden Eagles last 12 overall. The under is 8-1 in Bluejays last 9 overall.

The meeting back in January between Creighton and Marquette went into overtime and produced a combined 210 points. Each of the last nine meetings between these clubs have been decided by eight or less points. The Marquette Golden Eagles is the more explosive team, has the best player and is an impressive 12-5 ATS at home this season. However, the Creighton Bluejays are one of the better offensive teams in the country and is more than capable of putting a scare into the Golden Eagles if that outside shot is falling. I want points in my pocket for what should be a high scoring contest.

Pick:
Creighton +8

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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