Kennesaw State Owls vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kennesaw State Owls vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Kennesaw State (+33.5)
CHI Health Center Omaha is the venue where and the Creighton Bluejays (2-0) will play the Kennesaw State Owls (2-1) on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Creighton as 33.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 140.5.
Kennesaw State heads into this game with a mark of 2-1 on the season. They are averaging 80.3 pts per contest (88th in the nation) while hitting 47.4% from the floor. The Owls are connecting on 36.1% on shots from distance (30 of 83) and 69.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Kennesaw State is grabbing 44.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 46 assists for the campaign, which is 75th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.3 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on the defensive end, the Owls are able to force 17.3 turnovers every game and they draw 14.0 personal fouls. They rank 57th in college basketball in giving up assists with 19 surrendered for the campaign. The Owls defense is giving up a FG percentage of 34.5% (57 of 165) and they surrender 32.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 30.0% on 3-pointers while they are 11th in college basketball in points per game allowed (52.3).
The Kennesaw State Owls played the UAB Blazers and ended up losing by a score of 73-48 in their last game. Kennesaw State finished the contest having earned a 31.6% field goal percentage (18 of 57) and converted 3 of their 20 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Owls knocked down 9 of 13 shots for a percentage of 69.2%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 36 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 4 dimes for this game as well as getting 4 steals and 6 blocks. When talking about defending, Kennesaw State allowed 31.6% from the field on 18 out of 57. UAB dished out 7 dimes and 12 steals in the game. Additionally, the Blazers grabbed 45 rebounds (15 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 6 rejections. UAB finished shooting 59.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 13 of 22 attempts. They also converted 6 of 17 attempts from 3-point land.
Spencer Rodgers is a guy who played a lot in this game. He finished with 17 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Rodgers finished shooting 42.9% from the field and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that played big minutes in the matchup for the Owls was Jamie Lewis. He collected 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 16.7% from the floor for this game via 1-of-6 (4 points). In all, Lewis played 26 minutes.
Creighton has a record of 2-0 so far this season. Creighton has totaled 163 pts this season (81.5 per game) and they pull in 36.0 boards per contest. The Bluejays are committing 12.0 fouls every game and they shoot 81.5% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bluejays are shooting 50.0% from the floor, which is ranked 121st in the country. They are assisting teammates 23.0 times per contest (12th in the country) and they are turning it over 8.0 times per contest. The Bluejays on the defensive side of the court are 69th in D-1 in PPG given up with 62.5. The Creighton defense allows 29.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (12 of 41) and their opponents are connecting on 68.0% of their free throw shots. They concede 10.0 assists and 35.5 rebounds every game, which is 60th and 140th in college basketball. They are forcing 11.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 37.5% from the floor (58th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Creighton Bluejays went home victorious with a score of 94-67 when they faced the Omaha Mavericks. The Bluejays snagged 36 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in this matchup. They blocked 3 shots while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Mavericks had 16 fouls in this contest which got the Bluejays to the free throw line for 18 shots. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Creighton knocked down 11 of their 22 attempts (50.0%). Overall, the Bluejays finished 34 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 57.6%. The Bluejays permitted the Mavericks to make 26 out of their 73 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 35.6% in this contest. They shot 32.0% from distance by shooting 8 of 25 and ended up going 7 out of 12 from the free throw line (58.3%). When discussing attacking the glass, Creighton permitted Omaha to collect 24 in total (6 offensive).
Marcus Zegarowski was important for the Bluejays for the contest. He made 4 of 8 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 11 points. Zegarowski snagged 3 boards in his 29 minutes played and had 11 assists in the game. One more player who saw a lot of minutes for Creighton was Damien Jefferson. He totaled 11 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 of 5 shooting for the game. Jefferson walked away from this one going 60.0% from the field as well as totaling 3 assists and 4 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Kennesaw State (+33.5)
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