Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/5/2020
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Location: Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Providence -1
The Creighton Bluejays travel to Dunkin' Donuts Center to play the Providence Friars on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Providence as 1 point favorites.
Creighton heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 77.5 points per contest while giving up 68.6 per game. Providence has an overall mark of 12-10. They are averaging 70.5 points per contest and giving up 66.5, which is a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-8-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-10-2 against the over/under
Important Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 9-12-1 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 9-11-2 against the over/under
Key Creighton Bluejays Injuries
12/29/19 G Davion Mintz Ankle is out for season
11/05/19 C Jacob Epperson Knee is out indefinitely
02/01/20 G Shereef Mitchell Undisclosed is questionable
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ty-Shon Alexander comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Marcus Zegarowski averages 16.1 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Alpha Diallo averages 12.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. David Duke averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Creighton averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 41st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 23rd in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 183rd and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 330th with 11.1 per game. The Bluejays allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 161st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 112th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 269th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 161st place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 81st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence is 203rd in the country with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 330th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in the nation. They are 70th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Friars are 186th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Friars surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 104th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 162nd and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 260th with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Friars are 300th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Bluejays have an offensive rating of 109.8, which is ranked 30th. They are 143rd in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 77th in D-1. Creighton is 331st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions.
Providence is 248th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Friars are 201st in the country in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 163rd in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 326th. As a team they are 321st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 199th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Creighton/Providence college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence -1
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