Holy Cross Crusaders vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 11/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Holy Cross Crusaders vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
The Holy Cross Crusaders (1-1) are hitting the road to CHI Health Center Omaha on Monday where they will take on the Creighton Bluejays (2-0).
The Holy Cross Crusaders stepped onto the hardwood against Dean and notched a win by a score of 85-71 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Crusaders ended up with 14 and Dean accumulated 17 fouls. They made 8 of 15 shots from distance. Dean went 57.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 19 attempts. Additionally, Dean grabbed 35 rebounds (13 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Dean earned 8 dimes and had 11 steals for the matchup. In terms of defending, Holy Cross let their opponent shoot 36.1% from the field on 26 of 72 shooting. They also recorded 18 dimes for this game as well as creating 16 turnovers and earning 11 steals. In regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Crusaders knocked down 11 of 19 attempts for a rate of 57.9%. Holy Cross ended the game with a 53.3% FG percentage (32 out of 60) and made 10 out of their 20 three-point attempts.
Caleb Kenney is one guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He finished with 12 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played 34 mins played and also collected 9 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 50.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist.
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Holy Cross will play this contest with a mark of 1-1 on the year. They turn it over 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 16.5 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Holy Cross is grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game and has earned 25 assists for the campaign, which is 82nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Crusaders are shooting 40.0% on shots from distance (12 of 30) and 50.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.5 points per game (173rd in the country) while connecting on 50.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Crusaders have forced 15.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 46.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 249th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (73.0). The Crusaders are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.9% (54 of 126) and they concede 40.0 boards per game as a squad. They are 266th in D-1 in giving up assists with 21 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Creighton Bluejays went home victorious with a score of 96-61 when they played North Dakota. The Bluejays snagged 28 defensive boards and 18 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 9 steals in the game. North Dakota was called for 12 fouls in this game which took the Bluejays to the free throw line for 11 tries. They were able to convert 8 of those for a percentage of 72.7%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Creighton buried 12 of their 27 attempts (44.4%). In all, the Bluejays finished shooting 38 for 74 from the field which gave them a rate of 51.4%. The Bluejays permitted North Dakota to bury 25 of their 54 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.3% in the game. They shot 53.3% from three-point range by shooting 8 of 15 and finished the game at 3 of 6 at the free throw line (50.0%). In regard to rebounding, Creighton permitted North Dakota to collect 18 in all (1 on the offensive glass).
Ryan Kalkbrenner was important for the Bluejays for the game. He had 24 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 dimes for the contest. He made 10 out of 11 in this contest for a field goal rate of 90.9%, and tallied 7 rebounds.
Creighton has a mark of 2-0 for the year. As an offense, the Bluejays are shooting 45.7% from the field, which is 181st in the country. Creighton has earned 168 pts this year and they average 44.0 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per game (125th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 8.0 times per contest. The Bluejays are committing 9.0 fouls per game and they connect on 80.0% from the free throw line.
The Bluejays defensively are ranked 126th in college basketball in PPG given up with 60.5. They are forcing 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.8% from the field (233rd in college basketball). The Creighton defense gives up 45.9% on shots from distance (17 of 37) and opponents are making 60.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.0 dimes and 27.5 boards per contest, which ranks them 210th and 45th in the nation.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Creighton
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