Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Wells Fargo Arena
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Wells Fargo Arena to play the Arizona State Sun Devils on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 11-0 and a road record of 1-0. They are 7-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5. The Sun Devils have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 7-3 and they are 3-6 against the spread.
Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Maurice Watson Jr. averages 13.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.2 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Torian Graham averages 16.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Sun Devils. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Shannon Evans averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Creighton averages 89.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 44% which is good for 1st in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 140th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 44th with 11.6 per game. The Bluejays allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 131st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 121st and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in Division 1.
Arizona State averages 80.7 points per game this year which ranks them 45th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 190th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 162nd and 167th respectively. In the turnover department the Sun Devils rank 49th with 11.7 per game. The Sun Devils allow 82.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 310th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 255th and 212th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 280th and they give up 17.8 assists per contest which puts them in 334th place in the nation. The Sun Devils force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 130th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 94.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 17 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 23.7 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 119.9 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 62%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26%. The Bluejays give up 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Sun Devils score 95.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Sun Devils have a rating on offense of 107.8 and 48.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Arizona State turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.9%. The Sun Devils give up 81.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-3 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-5 against the over/under
Arizona State Sun Devils Betting Trends
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 3-6 against the spread
The Arizona State Sun Devils are 7-3 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Ankle out 8-12 weeks
Arizona State Sun Devils Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona State
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