Creighton at Nebraska College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 7 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 84.6 points per game while giving up 76.5 per contest. Nebraska has an overall mark of 7-2. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 57.9, which is a point differential of 20.3.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-2-1 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-7-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Damien Jefferson averages 12.3 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 64% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
James Palmer averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Isaac Copeland averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 84.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 2nd in the nation. They average 32.5 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 310th and 67th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.1 per game. The Bluejays allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 271st in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 312th and 204th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 114th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 110th in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 77th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 20.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 198th in the nation. They are 131st in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 108th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Cornhuskers are 312th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Cornhuskers surrender 57.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 157th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 269th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 117.7, which is ranked 14th. They are 148th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 62% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 72nd in D-1. Creighton is 175th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 287th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers are 47th in the country in offensive rating with 113.2. In terms of pace they are 255th in Division 1 with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 83rd. As a team they are 70th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska -7
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