Betting on today’s Golden Eagles and Bluejays game? Catch the action at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE, as the Bluejays hosts this showdown at 2:30 ET on FOX. The over/under for this Big East conference contest is set at 154.5 points, with Creighton being favored by -4.5 at home against Marquette.

MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES VS CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Creighton Bluejays -4.5

This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha at 2:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE CREIGHTON BLUEJAYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bluejays.
  • Not only will Creighton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Marquette Stand a Chance on the Road?

Marquette comes into this game as the underdog, and they have gone 4-2 in their six games as the underdog this season. They have gone 6-4 on the road this year, and they have won their last three games.

Over their last ten road games, they have gone 6-4, and they are averaging +.9 points per game. They are coming off a 91-69 win over Providence.

Against the spread, Marquette has a record of 17-10-1 this season. On the road, the Golden Eagles are 5-5 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Marquette is 4-1-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Eagles have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Marquette games is 11-17. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (149.3). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 162 points.

Marquette is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 91 points versus Providence. This output is higher than their season-average of 79.5 points per game. Kam Jones is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.9 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tyler Kolek brings a PPG average of 15 into the game.

So far, the Golden Eagles’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 68.6 points per contest. So far, the Marquette defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.1 times per game (428th).

Are the Bluejays Ready for a Home Win?

Creighton enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 26 of their 29 games this season. They are 20-6 when favored, and they have a scoring margin of +15.4 at home this season. Their average scoring margin at home is significantly better than their scoring margin on the road, which is +6.8.

After their 85-64 win over Seton Hall, the Bluejays have now won three straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2, and their record at home this season is 13-3.

Creighton’s ATS record this season is 15-14, but they have gone 7-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bluejays have gone 5-5 ATS.

This season, the over/under record in Creighton games is 14-15. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 150.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (148.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Creighton offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against Seton Hall. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.4%, and they made 13 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Baylor Scheierman who comes into today’s matchup averaging 18.2. Trey Alexander also heads into the game with a PPG average of 17.6.

So far, the Bluejays’ defense is ranked 96th in the country at 69.3 points per contest. Creighton’s three-point defense is currently 25th in the country at 5.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.7% of their shots vs. Creighton.