Nebraska vs Creighton College Basketball Picks and Tips 12/7/2019
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -11
The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 11 point favorites.
Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of -1.8 as they are averaging 73.3 points per game while giving up 75.0 per contest. Creighton has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 70.3, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/05/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
Haanif Cheatham averages 12.4 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. Dachon Burke comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Marcus Zegarowski averages 17.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 294th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 163rd and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 349th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 207th place in the NCAA. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 225th in the nation. Nebraska averages 73.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 154th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 196th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 206th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 209th and 166th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 256th with 12.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 70.3 points per contest, which ranks them 213th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 256th and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest, and 215th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 132nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Creighton is 115th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 89th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 56th in the nation. They are 270th in the country in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game and 116th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Bluejays are 318th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Cornhuskers are 269th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.4. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 191st. As a team they are 251st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 151st in Division 1. Nebraska is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 73rd in the country in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 253rd in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 55th. As a team they are 103rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 93rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Creighton -11
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