Creighton at Oklahoma College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Lloyd Noble Center
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Lloyd Noble Center to play the Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma as 6 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 83.8 points per contest while giving up 77.1 per game. Oklahoma has an overall record of 9-1. They are averaging 76.0 points per game and surrendering 65.4, good for a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 8-1-1 against the spread
The Oklahoma Sooners are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mitchell Ballock averages 12.8 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Miles Reynolds averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Christian James averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 77.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 284th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 304th and 226th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 166th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the NCAA. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation. Creighton averages 83.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 31st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 1st in D-1. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 300th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 199th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sooners surrender 65.4 points per contest, which ranks them 56th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 112th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 271st with 37.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Sooners are 84th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Oklahoma is 143rd in the country with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 137th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 35th in the nation. They are 12th in the country in rebounding with 42.7 boards per game and 232nd in assists per contest with 13.0. The Sooners are 162nd in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 115.6, which is ranked 20th. They are 116th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 61% is 1st. 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 53rd in D-1. Creighton is 184th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma is 165th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Sooners are 190th in the country in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 93rd in Division 1 with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 152nd. As a team they are 162nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 292nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Oklahoma college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Oklahoma -6
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