Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Allstate Arena to play the DePaul Blue Demons on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 10.5 point favorites.
The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 20-4 and a road record of 6-1. They are 15-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-12. The Blue Demons have an overall record of 8-16 and a home record of 8-6. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 8-14 against the spread.
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Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Justin Patton averages 13.7 points per game in 25.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 71% for the year while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Eli Cain averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Blue Demons. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Billy Garrett averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 91%.
Creighton averages 84 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 8th in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 229th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 46th with 11.8 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 176th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 147th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 209th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 130th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 118th in Division 1.
DePaul averages 70 points per game this year which ranks them 239th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 238th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 250th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest which ranks them 282nd and 269th respectively. In the turnover department the Blue Demons rank 215th with 13.7 per game. The Blue Demons allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 200th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 246th and 248th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 135th and they give up 15.4 assists per contest which puts them in 307th place in the nation. The Blue Demons force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 83.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 116 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 59%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.4%. The Bluejays give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blue Demons score 75.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.6 points per game. The Blue Demons have a rating on offense of 100.9 and 48.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.1 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 31% of their shots. DePaul turns it over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.5%. The Blue Demons give up 71.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 80 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 15-7 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-12 against the over/under
DePaul Blue Demons Betting Trends
The DePaul Blue Demons are 8-14 against the spread
The DePaul Blue Demons are 11-11 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
DePaul Blue Demons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -10.5
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