Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 4.5 point favorites.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 8-0. They are 5-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 5-3 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 2-5 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Khyri Thomas averages 13.5 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Tai Webster averages 16.9 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Creighton averages 90.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.9 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game which ranks them 204th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 11.5 per game. The Bluejays allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 197th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 185th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 169th place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in Division 1.
Nebraska averages 69 points per game this year which ranks them 251st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 256th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 269th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per contest which ranks them 72nd and 300th respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 121st with 12.9 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 66 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 60th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 76th and 223rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 163rd place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 100.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 17.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 21 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 122.2 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 62%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 26.8%. The Bluejays give up 82.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 73.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 100.5 and 45.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Cornhuskers give up 58.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-2 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-3 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-3 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-5 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Foot out indefinitely
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska +4.5
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