Creighton at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Creighton Bluejays head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 6 point favorites.
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Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They currently have a point differential of 16.5 as they are averaging 92.5 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 93.1 points per game and surrendering 73.3, good for a point differential of 19.9.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/30/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is "?" Friday vs Gonzaga
11/30/17 F Toby Hegner Ankle is "?" Friday vs Gonzaga
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcus Foster averages 18 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Khyri Thomas averages 16.8 points per contest in 28.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 4.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Johnathan Williams scores 16 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. Josh Perkins averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 92.5 points per contest this year, which is 9th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 101st in Division 1. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 324th with 11.2 per game. The Bluejays allow 76.0 points per contest, which is 251st in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 73rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 97th, and they allow 13.5 assists per game which puts them in 204th place in college basketball. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 8th in the country with 93.1 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.9. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 59th in Division 1. They are 15th in the country in rebounding with 43.1 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 18.1. The Bulldogs are 223rd in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Bulldogs give up 73.3 points per game, which ranks them 194th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 47th and 268th in those defensive statistics. They rank 125th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 165th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Bluejays are 169th in the country in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 120.4 is ranked 14th. They are 27th in college basketball in pace with 76.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 14th. As a unit they are 15th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 91st in D-1. Creighton is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 120th in the country.
Gonzaga is 288th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 65th in the nation. The Bulldogs are 10th in the country in offensive rating with 122.3, and their defensive rating of 96.2 is ranked 121st. In terms of pace they are 143rd in Division 1 with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 16th. As a team they are 25th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 107th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton +6
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