Tuesday, January 12, 2016
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Providence Friars travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 14-2 and a road record of 3-0. They are 9-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6. The Bluejays have an overall record of 12-5 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 12-4 and they are 10-6 against the spread.
Ben Bentil comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Kris Dunn averages 17.7 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Mo Watson Jr. averages 13.8 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Geoffrey Groselle averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 75% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Providence averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 96th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 208th in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game which ranks them 127th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11.2 per game. The Friars allow 66.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 153rd and 97th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 13 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in the Division 1.
Creighton averages 85.2 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 32nd in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 17 assists per contest which ranks them 108th and 24th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 36th with 11.1 per game. The Bluejays allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 221st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 241st and 265th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the nation. The Bluejays force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 149th in college basketball.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 9-6 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 9-6 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-6 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-4 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
12/11/15 G Ryan Fazekas Mononucleosis out indefinitely
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/18/15 F Martin Krampelj Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Providence
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