Nebraska at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to CenturyLink Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 11 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 3.3 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. Creighton has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 92.5 points per game and surrendering 76.9, good for a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-2 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-1 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 78%. James Palmer averages 14 points per contest in 29.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Marcus Foster scores 19 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Khyri Thomas averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 74.0 points per contest this year, which is 206th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 279th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 137th in Division 1. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 145th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 303rd with 11.8 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 70.7 points per contest, which is 156th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 109th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.9 rebounds a game which ranks 319th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 89th place in college basketball. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 5th in the country with 92.5 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the nation in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 59th in Division 1. They are 58th in the country in rebounding with 39.8 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 19.0. The Bluejays are 321st in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Bluejays give up 76.9 points per game, which ranks them 266th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 184th and 93rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 233rd with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 95th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 41st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Cornhuskers are 185th in the country in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 184th. They are 208th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 275th. As a unit they are 271st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in D-1. Nebraska is 304th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 93rd in the country.
Creighton is 334th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 159th in the nation. The Bluejays are 11th in the country in offensive rating with 120.1, and their defensive rating of 99.8 is ranked 180th. In terms of pace they are 20th in Division 1 with 77 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 7th. As a team they are 7th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska +11
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