Creighton at TCU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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The Creighton Bluejays head to Schollmaier Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the NIT. The opening line for this game has TCU as 3.5 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-14. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 73.2 per game. TCU has an overall record of 22-13. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 70.2, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 18-15-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 13-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 17-18-0 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 15-15-1 against the over/under this year
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/17/19 F Lat Mayen Knee is out for season
01/17/19 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
01/11/19 F Yuat Alok Transferred has left team
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Martin Krampelj averages 13.7 points per contest in 25.7 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Desmond Bane scores 15.6 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Kouat Noi averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 78.5 points per contest, which is 45th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 20th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 12th in the nation. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 239th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 151st with 13.2 per game. The Bluejays allow 73.2 points per contest, which is 226th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 285th and 241st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 113th, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 250th place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 118th in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 68th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 141st in the NCAA. They are 127th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 16.4. The Horned Frogs are 113th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Horned Frogs give up 70.2 points per game, which ranks them 146th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 130th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 318th with 15.3 dimes allowed per game and 120th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 184th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 110.1, which is ranked 52nd. They are 120th in college basketball in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 5th. As a unit they are 11th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in D-1. Creighton is 129th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
TCU is 122nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Horned Frogs have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 126th. They are 149th in D-1 in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton +3.5
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