Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Providence as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 18-11 and a road record of 4-6. They are 17-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 17-11. The Friars have an overall record of 20-9 and a home record of 12-4. They have an over/under record of 17-11 and they are 14-14 against the spread.
Maurice Watson Jr. comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Geoffrey Groselle averages 10.9 points per game in 20.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Ben Bentil averages 20.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Kris Dunn averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Creighton averages 79.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 28th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 36th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 159th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game which ranks them 99th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 11.5 per game. The Bluejays allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 177th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 157th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 144th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 162nd place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 167th in the Division 1.
Providence averages 73.8 points per game this year which ranks them 147th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 279th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 297th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 114th and 38th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 113th with 12 per game. The Friars allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 251st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 178th place in the nation. The Friars force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.7 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 110.7 and they assist on 55.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.4%. The Bluejays give up 76.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 74.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.9 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 103.5 and 63.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Friars give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-11 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-11 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 14-14 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 17-11 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/18/15 F Martin Krampelj Knee out for season
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton
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