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How and what to watch for No. 15 Creighton vs. Marquette

Creighton is coming off their first Big East loss in a while, while Marquette is looking to move above .500

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Creighton Bluejays forward Christian Bishop shoots over Georgetown Hoyas forward Chudier Bile and guard Denzel Mahoney in the second half at CHI Health Center Omaha. Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 15 Creighton Bluejays (13-5) try to keep pace in the Big East title race as they head over to Milwaukee on Saturday evening to take on their conference foe, the 9-9 Marquette Golden Eagles.

The Bluejays have won seven of their last 10 overall games, but have lost two of five. Still, their offense has been solid all season, scoring over 80 points per game on average. KenPom has Creighton ranked as the 10th best offense in the nation, which is good for second-best in the Big East. Denzel Mahoney leads the team in both scoring at 15.6 per game, and steals at 1.4 per contest. Marcus Zegarowski is also a reliable scorer, putting up an average of 14.9 each appearance. They have five players averaging double figures, but can struggle somewhat on defense, allowing opponents to score over 70 per game.

The Golden Eagles are hovering around .500, with the 62nd-ranked offense in the nation, averaging 71 points per game. Marquette has four players in double figures for the season, though nobody tops 13 points per game. Dawson Garcia and Koby McEwen lead the team with 12.6 and 12.5 per game each. Defensively they allow upwards of 70 points per game to opponents.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Creighton vs. Marquette on Saturday, February 6th at 5:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the Fox Sports Go app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Creighton -4.5
Point Total: 145.5
Money line: Creighton -205, Marquette +165

  • Creighton are 1-5 ATS in their last six games, but 15-5 straight up.
  • Marquette are 0-5 ATS in their last five games, with the total going under in four of those five.

The Best Bet

Marquette might not be a cover machine at home, but Creighton hasn’t been themselves either. It looks like a spot where the Golden Eagles can right the ship and get a Top 25 win at home.

Pick: Marquette +4.5

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