Oklahoma vs Creighton Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/17/2019
Game: Oklahoma Sooners vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -4
The Oklahoma Sooners head to CHI Health Center Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The opening line for this game has Creighton as 4 point favorites.
Oklahoma heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 4-4-1 against the spread this season
The Oklahoma Sooners are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The Creighton Bluejays are 4-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Oklahoma Sooners 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
Austin Reaves comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Kristian Doolittle averages 16.8 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 8.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marcus Zegarowski scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Ty-Shon Alexander averages 17.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma averages 76.3 points per contest, which is 94th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 165th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 168th and 242nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 10.0 per game. The Sooners allow 70.1 points per contest, which is 208th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 196th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.9 rebounds a game which ranks 283rd, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 169th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton is 57th in the nation with 78.5 points per contest this season. They are 43rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the NCAA. They are 253rd in D-1 in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 99th in assists per game with 14.6. The Bluejays are 276th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Bluejays give up 69.6 points per game, which ranks them 196th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 237th and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 187th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bluejays are 170th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Sooners are 115th in the nation in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 87th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 183rd. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 241st in Division 1. Oklahoma is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 268th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 53rd in the country in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 157th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 30th. As a team they are 31st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 84th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Oklahoma +4
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