Creighton Bluejays vs. DePaul Blue Demons Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/7/14
DePaul Blue Demons (10-13) at Creighton Bluejays (18-3)
College Basketball: Friday, February 7, 2014 at 9:07 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Creighton Bluejays and the DePaul Blue Demons face off on Friday Night at the CenturyLink Center in Big East college basketball.
The Creighton Bluejays have won their last three games in a row and are tied for first place in the Big East standings with Villanova. Creighton is 8-1 in the Big East, 12-0 at home this season, and they are ranked 12th in the nation. Doug McDermott is having another big year averaging 25 points and .1 rebounds to pace the Bluejays. Ethan Wragge is averaging 12 points, Jaenns Manigat is averaging 8.4 points, and Devin Brooks is averaging 8.0 points. Creighton is averaging 81.3 points and they are shooting 49.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Creighton is shooting over 43 percent from beyond the three-point arc.
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The DePaul Blue Demons have lost their last five games as once again their hopes of a turnaround season are fading by the game. DePaul is 3-7 away from home and 0-4 against teams ranked in the top 25. Cleveland Melvin leads the Blue Demons averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Brandon Young is averaging 14 points, Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 11.9 points, and Tommy Hamilton Jr. is averaging 9.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. DePaul is averaging 1.6 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 74.3 points and their opponents are shooting 46.1 percent. DePaul has been on the wrong side of some road blowouts.
Creighton is 5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 7-2 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 8-3 against the spread against the Big East. DePaul is 2-6 against the spread following a double-Digit home loss, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-4 against the spread against the Big East.
While this is just a ton of points I look for Creighton to get up for this one and bomb the Blue Demons.
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