Providence vs Creighton Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Providence Friars vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Creighton -5.5
The Providence Friars travel to CHI Health Center Omaha to play the Creighton Bluejays on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Creighton as 5.5 point favorites.
Providence heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Creighton has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 77.3 points per game and surrendering 68.9, good for a point differential of 8.3.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Providence Friars are 8-9-1 against the over/under
Important Creighton Bluejays Betting Trends
The Creighton Bluejays are 9-7-1 against the spread
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-9-1 against the over/under
Key Providence Friars Injuries
01/16/20 F Emmitt Holt Ankle is questionable
01/15/20 G A.J. Reeves Concussion is questionable
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
David Duke averages 11.7 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Alpha Diallo comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Ty-Shon Alexander averages 15.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Marcus Zegarowski averages 17.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Friars allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 128th and 183rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 280th, and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 138th place in the NCAA. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in the nation. Providence averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 176th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 305th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 209th in D-1. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 56th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 169th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bluejays surrender 68.9 points per contest, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 155th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 162nd with 12.2 assists allowed per contest, and 262nd with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bluejays are 66th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Creighton is 53rd in the country with 77.3 points per game this year. They are 62nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 57th in the nation. They are 177th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 71st in assists per contest with 14.8. The Bluejays are 338th in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Friars have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 198th. They are 132nd in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 307th. As a unit they are 307th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 217th in D-1. Providence is 237th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Creighton is 335th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bluejays are 50th in the country in offensive rating with 108.2. In terms of pace they are 131st in Division 1 with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 40th. As a team they are 46th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 78th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Creighton college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Creighton -5.5
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