Creighton at Providence College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/31/2018
Monday, December 31, 2018
Dunkin' Donuts Center
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The Creighton Bluejays travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Monday, December 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 1 point favorites.
Creighton comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 85.2 points per game while giving up 74.4 per contest. Providence has an overall record of 10-3. They are averaging 75.2 points per game and surrendering 67.5, good for a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 8-5-0 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Providence Friars Injuries
12/12/18 G A.J. Reeves Foot is out 4-6 weeks
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 31.3 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 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Damien Jefferson averages 11.1 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Alpha Diallo averages 17.4 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.5 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. A.J. Reeves averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 85.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 45% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 247th and 35th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 131st with 14.0 per game. The Bluejays allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 279th and 229th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 134th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 156th in the country with 75.2 points per game this year. They are 174th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 31st in the nation. They are 99th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 106th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Friars are 211th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Friars surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 89th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 181st in those defensive statistics. They rank 59th with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 126th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 152nd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 116.9, which is ranked 12th. They are 91st in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 63% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 41st in D-1. Creighton is 126th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 211th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Friars have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 116th. They are 257th in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 184th. As a unit they are 182nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 318th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Providence -1
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