Saturday, January 7, 2017
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
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The Bluejays come into this game with an overall record of 14-1 and a road record of 3-0. They are 10-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-7. The Friars have an overall record of 11-5 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 7-8 and they are 9-7 against the spread.
Marcus Foster comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bluejays. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Justin Patton averages 13.9 points per game in 25.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Creighton. His field goal percentage is 75% for the year while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Rodney Bullock averages 17.9 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Friars. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Emmitt Holt averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Creighton averages 88.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 54% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 206th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.5 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 179th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 145th and 124th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 164th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 117th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 80th in Division 1.
Providence averages 69.9 points per game this year which ranks them 231st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 90th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 279th and 106th respectively. In the turnover department the Friars rank 75th with 12.2 per game. The Friars allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 162nd and 84th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 126th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 55th place in the nation. The Friars force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in college basketball.
The Bluejays average 93.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 119.2 and they assist on 55.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 61%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 62% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Creighton turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 24.9%. The Bluejays give up 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Friars score 75.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.4 points per game. The Friars have a rating on offense of 103 and 59.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Providence turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.7%. The Friars give up 59.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 10-4 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-7 against the over/under
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 9-7 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 7-8 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
11/23/16 C Zach Hanson Ankle out 8-12 weeks
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Providence
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