Creighton vs Marquette Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 16 (Bluejays' Losing Streak Grows on Road)

Larry Rupp
Creighton vs Marquette prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Creighton vs Marquette prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Darron Cummings
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Creighton vs Marquette Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Creighton Bluejays (6-5, 0-0 Big East) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (8-3, 0-0 Big East)
Date: Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, WI
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Friday with a Big East matchup between the Creighton Bluejays and Marquette Golden Eagles. Creighton enters on a five-game losing streak, which includes a 73-71 loss to Arizona State on Monday in which Baylor Scheierman dropped 18 points.

Meanwhile, Marquette took down Notre Dame, 79-64, on the road in its most recent game on Sunday. Kameron Jones kept his hot start to the season going with 25 points (10-of-20 shooting), 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Oso Ighodaro chipped in with an exciting double-double (16 points and 18 rebounds) as well.

Creighton vs Marquette Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: CREI: (+130) | MARQ: (-156)
Spread: CREI: +3.5 (-115) | MARQ: -3.5 (-105)
Total: 153.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Marquette enters this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points, which is above average compared to Friday's projected totals.

Creighton vs Marquette Prediction & Pick

Momentum is certainly not on the side of the Bluejays right now. Creighton started the year off 6-0 and ranked among to top 10 teams in the country via the AP Poll. It has come crashing back down to earth with five straight losses, though, all of which were decided by 10 points or less.

The Bluejays' inability to win close games is going to haunt them, as the Golden Eagles have won 14 of their last 15 home games. They find ways to get the job done thanks to an offense that scores 82.2 points per game (No. 11 in NCAA) and a defense that allows a 39.8% shooting mark at Fiserv Forum.

Look for the Golden Eagles to have some revenge on their minds after dropping a home game to the Bluejays last season.

Final Score Prediction: Creighton: 69 | Marquette: 75

Creighton vs Marquette Betting Trends

- Creighton is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five away games.
- The total has hit the under in four of Creighton's last six games against Marquette.
- Marquette is 14-1 straight up in its last 15 home games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Marquette's last five games.

Creighton vs Marquette Best Bet

Playing in an arena that doubles as the home of an NBA team isn't a typical home-court advantage, but it works for Marquette. The Golden Eagles average an impressive 88.0 points per home game and shoot 53.1% from the floor at Fiserv Forum this year. Those are both top-20 marks in the country.

Each of Marquette's six home wins this season have come by at least 10 points, too. Creighton is allowing 76.8 points per road game and giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.4% when away from home. Trust the trends here and fade Creighton during what is a brutal losing streak.

Bet: Marquette Golden Eagles -3.5 (-105)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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