Gonzaga at Creighton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
CHI Health Center Omaha
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 5.5 point favorites.
Gonzaga comes into this game with an overall record of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 24.0 as they are averaging 97.7 points per game while giving up 73.7 per contest. Creighton has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 83.6 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-1-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 6-1-0 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
11/26/18 G Geno Crandall Hand is out indefinitely
10/31/18 F Killian Tillie Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Rui Hachimura comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Zach Norvell Jr. averages 17.3 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Damien Jefferson averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 97.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 24.0 and their shooting percentage is 55% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game, which ranks them 40th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 282nd with 11.9 per game. The Bulldogs allow 73.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 232nd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 79th and 38th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 142nd and they give up 8.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in Division 1. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 139th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 42nd in the country with 83.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in Division 1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 47% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the nation. They are 316th in the NCAA in rebounding with 32.3 boards per game, and 74th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Bluejays are 160th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Bluejays surrender 72.7 points per contest, which ranks them 202nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 293rd and 177th in those defensive statistics. They rank 78th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 97th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 226th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 127.1, which is ranked 1st. They are 25th in college basketball in pace with 76.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 62% is 4th. As a unit they are 3rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 202nd in D-1. Gonzaga is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 109th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 20th in the country in offensive rating with 117.2. In terms of pace they are 165th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 63% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 64% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 89th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton +5.5
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