DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Bluejays Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/7/14
Creighton Bluejays (12-2) at DePaul Blue Demons (8-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Allstate Arena)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports One
The Creighton Bluejays look to keep their win streak alive with a trip to the windy city to face DePaul Tuesday at 9PM on Fox Sports One.
Creighton keeps it on the road after an easy win at Seton Hall this past weekend 79-66. The win made it two in a row for DePaul in conference play. The Bluejays were very impressive in their last game, building a 12 point halftime lead and never looking back against the undermanned Pirates. Creighton hit 10 threes for the game and were led by the sharpshooting of Jaheens Manigat -- Manigat hit 4 three’s and added 4 rebounds and 4 assists for the Bluejays and Doug McDermott poured in 30 and grabbed 10 boards against the brittle Seton Hall D. To top things off, the Bluejays shot 7-8 from the charity stripe. The win marks seven straight for the Bluejays.
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DePaul sits at 8-7 on the year and returns home after a short trip to Milwaukee where the Blue Demons fell to Marquette 66-56. DePaul shot the ball pretty well from the field, finishing 48% and hitting 10 three’s but the Blue Demons struggled mightily on the defensive end. DePaul committed a whopping 28 fouls that led to 23 Marquette points. Cleveland Melvin broke out of a recent scoring slump to score 22 points and one other Blue Demon scored in double figures in the low scoring affair. The loss drops the Blue Demons one step closer to being .500 only half way through the season.
DePaul plays well at home but Creighton is the superior team here. The Bluejays may have a little fatigue after a very impressive road win but I expect Doug McDermott and company to turn it on in the second half and cruise to the easy win. Creighton should have a field day at the line and from the perimeter against a DePaul backcourt that ranks near the bottom of the nation in perimeter defense.