Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 12/4/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
TV: Hulu Live TV
CHI Health Center Omaha is where the Creighton Bluejays (6-2) will attempt to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-3) on Sunday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers played Boston College and notched a win by a score of 88-67 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Cornhuskers ended up finishing with 17 and Boston College finished the game with 18 fouls. They buried 8 out of their 22 tries from distance. Boston College ended up going 73.3% at the charity stripe by making 11 of 15 shots. Furthermore, Boston College grabbed 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Boston College doled out 12 dimes and had 4 steals in this game. In regard to defense, Nebraska allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the field on 24 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 21 dimes in this contest while creating 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 29 with 7 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cornhuskers buried 12 of their 18 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Nebraska finished the contest with a 61.5% FG percentage (32 out of 52) and knocked down 12 of their 23 3-point shots.
Keisei Tominaga is one player who was a major factor for the game. He finished with 23 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He played for 25 mins played but wasn't able to snag any boards. He ended up shooting 87.5% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Nebraska heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 5-3 so far this season. They are giving up possession 13.3 times per game and as a group they commit 11.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Nebraska is pulling in 37.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 122 assists for the campaign, which ranks 64th in the country in terms of passing. The Cornhuskers are shooting 32.6% on 3-point shots (56 of 172) and 62.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 70.8 points per outing (221st in college hoops) while hitting 46.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Cornhuskers are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 fouls. They rank 302nd in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 115 conceded for the campaign. The Cornhuskers are allowing a FG percentage of 43.8% (206 of 470) and they surrender 31.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They surrender 35.2% from 3-point land and they rank 100th in college basketball in opponents PPG (65.3).
When they last played, the Creighton Bluejays took a loss by a score of 72-67 against Texas. When discussing rebounds, Creighton allowed Texas to snag 37 in all (8 offensive). They shot 21.1% from three-point range by going 4 of 19 and finished the contest at 6 out of 8 from the charity stripe (75.0%). The Bluejays permitted Texas to make 31 of 74 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.9% in the game. Overall, the Bluejays ended up shooting 27 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 40.9%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Creighton knocked down 4 out of 27 attempts (14.8%). They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a rate of 64.3%. Texas earned 12 personal fouls for this contest which got the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They turned the ball over 8 times, while recording 3 steals in this matchup. The Bluejays were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 40 for this contest.
Ryan Kalkbrenner ended up being a major contributor for the Bluejays in the game. He knocked down 9 of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 90.0%, and added 13 rebounds. He tallied 20 points in his 35 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Creighton has a mark of 6-2 for the campaign. The Bluejays are committing 11.4 fouls per game while shooting 70.1% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.1 times per contest (52nd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 9.9 times per contest. Creighton has accumulated 654 pts on the season (81.8 per contest) and they average 39.1 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Bluejays are hitting on 49.8% from the floor, which ranks 28th in college hoops.
The Creighton defense gives up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (51 of 144) and their opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.5 dimes and 31.5 rebounds every game, which is ranked 256th and 54th in college hoops. The Bluejays on defense are ranked 160th in college hoops in points given up per game with 67.8. They have forced 10.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the field (238th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nebraska
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