Creighton at Marquette: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Creighton at Marquette: 1/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Marquette Golden Eagles (8-5) vs Creighton Bluejays (9-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)

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The Creighton Bluejays will visit the Marquette Golden Eagles  in this college basketball matchup scheduled for afternoon on New Year's Day. 

Ryan Hawkins scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures, as the Bluejays grabbed a 79-59 victory over the ninth-ranked Wildcats in their last game. Ryan Nembhard had 14 points as the Bluejays knocked off a second ranked opponent. Alex O'Connell added 12 points and Trey Alexander had 10 for Creighton. 

The Creighton Bluejays are led in scoring by Ryan Hawkins who averages 14.2 points and 7.2 rebounds for this team. Ryan Nembhard averages 12.7 points and 3.3 rebounds a night. Ryan Kalkbrenner is the third leading scorer for the Bluejays as he averages 12.3 points a game for this team.

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The Bluejays are averaging 72.5 points per game on 48.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 64.8 points per game. They are shooting 69.6% from the free throw line. 

Marquette took a 8 point loss to UConn in their last contest. Justin Lewis led Marquette with 20 points and seven rebounds. Olivier-Maxence Prosper had 13 points and five boards in the loss. Marquette was forced to play without second-leading scorer Darryl Morsell due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns.

The Marquette Golden Eagles are led in scoring by Justin Lewis who averages 15.7 points and 7.7 rebounds for this team. Darryl Morsell averages 13.8 points and 3.8 rebounds a game for this team. Kameron Jones  is the third leading scorer for the Eagles as he averages 7.7 points a game for this team. 

The Golden Eagles are averaging 72.6 points per game on 43.4% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 71 points per game. They are shooting 70.5% from the free throw line. 

The Golden Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. Although the Bluejays are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, Creighton should be able to take the momentum from their win against the Wildcats into this next one as Marquette will have to reintegrate Morsell back in to the line up if he plays, if he doesn’t their without a top scorer.

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