Creighton at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Allstate Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 5 point favorites.
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Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 26.5 as they are averaging 100.5 points per game while giving up 74.0 per contest. Northwestern has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 77.0 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 1-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/14/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is "?" Wednesday vs. Northwestern
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/14/17 F Aaron Falzon Hip is "?" Wednesday vs. Creighton
Khyri Thomas averages 14.5 points per game in 21.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%. Marcus Foster averages 23 points per game while playing 24.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Bryant McIntosh averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 100%. Scottie Lindsey averages 19 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 74.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 176th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 101st and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd, and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 232nd place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 168th in college basketball. Creighton averages 100.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 26.5 and their shooting percentage is 58% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 65th in D-1. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 19.0 assists per game, which ranks them 92nd and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 70.5 points per contest, which ranks them 145th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 42% average from 3-point range, ranking them 170th and 282nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 245th with 16.0 assists allowed per contest, and 57th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season. Northwestern is 161st in Division 1 with 77.0 points per game this year. They are 164th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 222nd in the nation. They are 174th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.5 boards per game and 157th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Wildcats are 94th in turnovers per game with 16.0.
The Bluejays are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 127.2, and their defensive rating of 93.7 is ranked 115th. In terms of pace they are 39th in the country with 78.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 67% is 14th. As a team they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 68% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 46th in Division 1. Creighton is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 104th in the nation.
Northwestern is 90th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 196th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 147th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.2, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 141st. They are 178th in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 186th. As a unit they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern -5
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