Providence Friars vs Creighton Bluejays Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Providence Friars vs Creighton Bluejays
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE
TV: Youtube TV
CHI Health Center Omaha is the location where the Creighton Bluejays (9-7) will go up against the Providence Friars (14-3) on Saturday.
The Providence Friars stepped onto the hardwood against St. John's and earned the victory with a final of 83-80 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Friars finished with 15 while St. John's racked up 22 fouls. They also knocked down 4 of 15 attempts from long range. St. John's finished the game at 60.0% when shooting free throws by converting 12 of 20 shots. Moreover, St. John's had 33 boards (7 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. St. John's doled out 11 assists and had 8 steals in the game. Regarding defending, Providence let their opponent shoot 49.2% from the floor on 32 of 65 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists for this contest while creating 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 33 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Friars made 22 of their 34 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. Providence ended having earned a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 of 53) and made 7 of 17 shots from distance.
Noah Locke is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He accumulated 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played for 35 mins and grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished 63.6% from the field and earned 2 assists.
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Providence steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 14-3 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Providence is pulling down 39.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 246 assists this year, which ranks 80th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Friars are shooting 35.0% on 3-pointers (106 of 303) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 79.9 points per contest (33rd in college basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the field.
Defensively, the Friars have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.2 personal fouls. They are 104th in the nation in allowing assists with 187 conceded so far this season. The Friars defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.0% (434 of 1,034) and they surrender 31.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 32.0% from beyond the arc and they are 157th in the country in opponents points per game (68.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Creighton Bluejays took a defeat with a final score of 69-60 when they faced Connecticut. The Bluejays were able to corral 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the contest. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 1 steal for this contest. Connecticut had 19 personal fouls in this contest which got the Bluejays to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 78.3%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Creighton made 2 out of their 16 attempts (12.5%). Overall, the Bluejays walked away from this one shooting 20 for 61 from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.8%. The Bluejays allowed Connecticut to convert 21 of 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 35.0% in this game. They shot 33.3% from downtown by going 8 of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Creighton permitted Connecticut to snag 31 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Arthur Kaluma ended up being important for the Bluejays in this contest. He racked up 14 points in his 39 minutes of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. He made 5 of 16 in this game for a field goal rate of 31.3%, and tallied 16 rebounds.
Creighton has a record of 9-7 on the campaign. The Bluejays are responsible for committing 12.9 fouls every game and they go 72.0% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 16.0 times per game (38th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 11.9 times per contest. Creighton has scored 1,217 points this season (76.1 per game) and they pull down 38.1 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Bluejays are hitting on 46.3% from the field, which is ranked 92nd in D-1.
The Creighton defense allows 32.9% on three-point shots (101 of 307) and their opponents are connecting on 71.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 12.6 assists and 33.8 rebounds per game, which is 183rd and 166th in those categories on the defensive end. The Bluejays on the defensive side of the court are 142nd in college hoops in PPG allowed with 67.6. They have forced 10.9 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.3% from the field (151st in the nation).
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Creighton
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