Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars Prediction, 2/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Creighton Bluejays vs Providence Friars
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Location: Amica Mutual Pavilion in Providence, RI
The Creighton Bluejays (17-8) are hitting the road to Amica Mutual Pavilion on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Providence Friars (18-7).
The Creighton Bluejays faced Connecticut and notched a win by a score of 56-53 in their last contest. Creighton walked away from the contest having earned a 39.6% FG percentage (19 of 48) and converted 5 of 16 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Bluejays buried 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they earned 32 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 8 dimes for the game as well as forcing 13 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing the defense, Creighton allowed the other team to go 32.3% from the floor on 21 of 65 shooting. Connecticut doled out 10 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Moreover, Connecticut collected 38 rebounds (18 offensive, 20 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Connecticut went 100.0% at the free throw line by burying 4 of 4 tries. They also knocked down 7 of 27 shots from beyond the arc. In regard to fouls, the Bluejays walked away with 10 while Connecticut accumulated 14 fouls.
Trey Alexander is someone who played a role for this game. He accounted for 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 23 mins but did not grab any boards. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Creighton comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 17-8 on the year. They average 75.9 pts per game (81st in the nation) while going 47.0% from the field. The Bluejays are connecting on 35.3% on three-point shots (213 of 603) and 74.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Creighton is collecting 37.4 boards per game and is sitting with 392 assists on the year, which has them ranked 54th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.4 times per game and as a unit they commit 12.7 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Bluejays have forced 10.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.9 fouls. They are relinquishing 33.5% on 3-pointers and they rank 88th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.5). The Bluejays defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 41.8% (654 of 1,565) and they surrender 33.2 boards per contest as a team. They rank 136th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 309 conceded for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Providence Friars took a defeat with a final score of 73-68 when they faced St. John's. The Friars earned 25 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 42 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. St. John's was called for 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Friars to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to make 13 of those for a percentage of 76.5%. With respect to shots from beyond the perimeter, Providence made 7 out of 23 tries (30.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Friars finished shooting 24 for 72 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.3%. The Friars allowed St. John's to bury 27 of 61 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.3% in this matchup. They wrapped up this game 22.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 4 of 18 and finished the contest at 15 of 18 from the free throw line (83.3%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Providence permitted St. John's to pull down 35 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Bryce Hopkins ended up being a major contributor for the Friars in the matchup. He tallied 29 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but went home with no dimes. He converted 10 of 20 for the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and had 9 rebounds.
Providence has a win-loss mark of 18-7 this season. As an offensive team, the Friars are hitting on 46.2% from the field, which ranks 89th in college hoops. Providence has accumulated 1,950 pts for the campaign (78.0 per contest) and they pull in 40.0 boards per game. They are getting an assist 15.0 times per contest (71st in college hoops) and they turn it over 12.6 times per contest. The Friars are responsible for committing 15.2 personal fouls every game and they shoot 74.1% from the charity stripe.
The Friars on the defensive end are ranked 158th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.8. They are forcing their opponents into 11.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.8% from the floor (136th in college hoops). The Providence defense surrenders 31.5% on 3-pointers (151 of 479) and their opponents are connecting on 72.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.1 dimes and 31.0 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 129th and 27th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Providence
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