The only game featuring a pair of ranked teams around the nation on Tuesday is from the Big East as No. 15 Creighton visits No. 19 Marquette. The Golden Eagles are short favorites on the Mybookie NCAAB odds. Let’s see how the College Basketball betting odds will be for the Creighton vs Marquette.
Creighton vs Marquette 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Game Preview
- When: Tuesday, 8:30 PM ET
- Where: Fiserv Forum
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Opening NCAAB Lines: Marquette -3.5 (total 153.5)
Creighton vs Marquette Season Series
Creighton leads 1-0, beating Marquette 92-75 on New Year’s Day. Mitch Ballock hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and Ty-Shon Alexander added 21 points and a career-high six steals for the Bluejays. Damien Jefferson had 17 points and Marcus Zegarowski added 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Brendan Bailey, Markus Howard and Sacar Anim scored 18 points apiece for the Golden Eagles, whose five-game win streak came to end. Bailey also had 11 rebounds for his first career double-double. Creighton had 10 steals on Marquette’s 16 turnovers while only committing nine turnovers.
Marquette leads the all-time series 55-34.
Why Bet on Creighton?
Creighton (20-6, 9-4 Big East) won its third in a row Saturday, trashing DePaul 93-64. Leading 42-28 at the half, the Jays delivered a knockout burst with 23 of the first 28 points in the second half. Creighton won its 12th straight in the series and has beaten DePaul in 15 of 16 meetings since joining the Big East. All but one of those Creighton wins have been by double digits.
Creighton tied the school record with 18 steals and had season highs with 14 3-pointers and 25 assists on 33 field goals. Ty-Shon Alexander led all scorers with 24 points to equal a season-high, while four other Bluejays posted double-digits. Creighton shot 57.9 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range in 26 attempts. CU also had a season-high 25 assists in 33 field goals.
Alexander’s 24 points moved him into 29th in Creighton history with 1,152 career points, passing Khyri Thomas (1,140) and tying him with Dane Watts. Creighton now has 2,035 points this season, its 14th straight season with 2,000 or more points. The Jays improved to 59-4 under Greg McDermott when scoring 90 points or more.
The Bluejays are 7-1 in their last eight games and are one game behind first-place Seton Hall in the conference race. They’ve reached 20 wins for the 20th time in 22 years. Creighton averages 78.3 points per game and holds foes to 69.7 points per contest. CU shoots 37.8 percent from three-point range while draining 9.4 treys per outing and also shooting 47.0 percent from the field and 73.7 percent at the line.
- Total Score: 78.27
- Field Goal %: 47.01
- Three Point %: 37.83
- Free Throw %: 73.72
- Total Rebounds: 35.19
- Total Score: 69.65
- Field Goal %: 41.71
- Three Point %: 30.37
- Free Throw %: 72.21
- Total Rebounds: 36.96
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
- Creighton are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- Creighton are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Why Bet on Marquette?
The Golden Eagles (17-7, 7-5 Big East) had a three-game winning streak end last Wednesday in a 72-71 loss at ranked Villanova. Marquette had trimmed Villanova’s 18-point second-half lead to five points with 3:58 left before Villanova scored the next five, capped by Collin Gillespie’s 3, to take a 10-point lead and get some needed breathing room.
Markus Howard scored 24 points for Marquette, which had won three straight and six of seven. Howard, the country’s leading scorer who entered averaging 27.4 points per game, became the Big East’s all-time leading scorer in league games with 1,408 points. Howard passed Syracuse’s Lawrence Moten (1,405 points) for the scoring record in Big East play.
One of just five players in Big East history to score over 1,000 league points in less than three seasons, Howard is also in possession of 218 career 3-pointers in Big East play, breaking the previous mark of 200 set by Seton Hall’s Jeremy Hazell. Howard has been Big East Player of the Week 12 times in his career. That broke the previous record of 11 career honors by both Troy Murphy (Notre Dame) and Kerry Kittles (Villanova).
Howard leads the nation in scoring with 27.3 points per game. He also leads the Big East and is tied for fourth nationally with 94 three-pointers made, all while connecting at a 39.7 percent clip from deep.
The Golden Eagles average 77.9 points per game and yield 69.8 per contest. MU makes 10.2 three-pointers a game while connecting at a 38.8 percent clip (ninth nationally), and is also +4.1 on the glass per game.
Tuesday’s game wraps up a run of three straight nationally ranked opponents for the Golden Eagles and also begins a run of 3-of-4 home games.
- Total Score: 77.92
- Field Goal %: 42.71
- Three Point %: 38.79
- Free Throw %: 73.61
- Total Rebounds: 40
- Total Score: 69.79
- Field Goal %: 40.23
- Three Point %: 30.74
- Free Throw %: 64.47
- Total Rebounds: 35.92
Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Trends
- Marquette are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.
- Marquette are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home.
Creighton vs Marquette Expert Prediction
Marquette 79, Creighton 77