Creighton at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Dunkin Donuts Center
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Dunkin Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 3 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 15-4. They currently have a point differential of 15.7 as they are averaging 88.3 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Providence has an overall mark of 13-6. They are averaging 76.5 points per contest and giving up 71.5, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 6-11 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 10-7 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/01/17 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out for season
01/18/18 F Martin Krampelj ACL is out for season
Key Providence Friars Injuries
11/15/17 F Emmitt Holt Abdominal is out for season
01/19/18 G Maliek White Knee is "?" Saturday vs Creighton
Khyri Thomas averages 14 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Marcus Foster averages 19.2 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Alpha Diallo averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Rodney Bullock averages 16.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 194th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 94th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 225th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in college basketball. Creighton averages 88.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 15.7 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 52nd in D-1. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, which ranks them 49th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 309th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 159th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 226th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 212th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Providence is 120th in Division 1 with 76.5 points per game this year. They are 87th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 182nd in college basketball in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 114th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Friars are 180th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Bluejays are 66th in the country in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 117.4 is ranked 14th. They are 17th in college basketball in pace with 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 5th. As a unit they are 7th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 49th in D-1. Creighton is 317th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 64th in the country.
Providence is 187th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 120th in Division 1. The Friars are 145th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 119th. They are 186th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 109th. As a unit they are 107th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 292nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Providence +3
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