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Creighton favored by -8 against Marquette on Tuesday

Marquette Golden EaglesCreighton Bluejays
8-5December 31, 2013, 10:02 | CenturyLink Center10-2

The visiting Marquette Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at CenturyLink Center against the Creighton Bluejays.

The Bluejays sport a record of 10-2 and 7-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Eagles have 8-5 and 6-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-7 for the Bluejays and 5-5 for the Golden Eagles.

View Marquette Golden Eagles vs Creighton Bluejays Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bluejays as -8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Bluejays and the No. 25-rated Golden Eagles in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Creighton's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 82.92 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 18 at 61.54 PPG. The Bluejays field goal percentage has averaged 49.2% so far, more than the Golden Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.61% per game.

A few Golden Eagles at Bluejays trends to consider:
Marquette is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Marquette is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Marquette is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Marquette's last 5 games on the road
Creighton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Creighton's last 6 games
Creighton is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Marquette home to DePaul, Saturday, January 4th
Creighton at Seton Hall, Saturday, January 4th