Creighton at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 7 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.9 as they are averaging 90.2 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Georgetown has an overall mark of 11-3. They are averaging 81.6 points per contest and giving up 68.4, which is a point differential of 13.2.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-5 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 6-5 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/20/17 C Chris Sodom Dismissed is out for season
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Marcus Foster averages 19.4 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Khyri Thomas averages 14.9 points per contest in 28.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jessie Govan scores 18.9 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 12.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Marcus Derrickson averages 15.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 90.2 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 61st in Division 1. They average 40.3 boards per contest and 19.6 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 327th with 11.3 per game. The Bluejays allow 72.3 points per contest, which is 187th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd, and they allow 13.7 assists per game which puts them in 203rd place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 52nd in the country with 81.6 points per contest this season. They are 47th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 13.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in Division 1. They are 28th in the country in rebounding with 40.6 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 18.4. The Hoyas are 25th in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Hoyas give up 68.4 points per game, which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 32nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 164th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 60th with 32.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 182nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Bluejays are 77th in the country in defensive rating with 95.8, and their offensive rating of 119.6 is ranked 10th. They are 22nd in college basketball in pace with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 5th. As a unit they are 6th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in D-1. Creighton is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 72nd in the country.
Georgetown is 46th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 26th in Division 1. The Hoyas are 37th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.7, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 71st. They are 121st in D-1 in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 79th. As a unit they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 247th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -7
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