Wednesday, February 22, 2017
CenturyLink Center Omaha
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The Providence Friars travel to CenturyLink Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 9 point favorites.
The Friars come into this game with an overall record of 16-11 and a road record of 2-7. They are 17-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Bluejays have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 12-12 and they are 17-8 against the spread.
Rodney Bullock comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Friars. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Emmitt Holt averages 12.1 points per game in 27.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Providence. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Marcus Foster averages 18.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bluejays. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Justin Patton averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Providence averages 70 points per contest this season which ranks them 240th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 140th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the country. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 307th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 12 per game. The Friars allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 176th and 70th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 96th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in Division 1.
Creighton averages 84.3 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 238th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bluejays rank 70th with 12 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 67th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the nation. The Bluejays force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in college basketball.
The Friars average 65.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Friars have an offensive rating of 103.8 and they assist on 57.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Providence turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 25.8%. The Friars give up 70.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bluejays score 84.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 87 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.6 points per game. The Bluejays have a rating on offense of 116.1 and 55.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 60%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Creighton turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.1%. The Bluejays give up 71.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 17-10 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 12-13 against the over/under
Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 17-8 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-12 against the over/under
Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Creighton Bluejays Injuries
01/17/17 G Mo Watson Jr. Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Creighton -9
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