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Georgetown vs. Creighton - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Creighton Bluejays (9-5) at Georgetown Hoyas (8-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Georgetown Hoyas -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Fox Sports 1

The Georgetown Hoyas and the Creighton Bluejays face off on Saturday at the MCI Center in Big East college basketball action.

The Georgetown Hoyas are 8-4 this season and they are ranked 25th in the nation. Georgetown is averaging 73.3 point and they are shooting 47.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera is averaging 15 points per game to lead the Hoyas. Joshua Smith is averaging 12.6 points and 6.2 rebounds, L.J. Peak is averaging 9.6 points, and Jabril Trawick is averaging 7.6 points. Georgetown is 6-1 at home this season and they have played the 15th ranked schedule in the nation.

Georgetown vs. Creighton - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Creighton Bluejays are 9-5 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Creighton is averaging 70.8 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.2 percent. Austin Chatman leads the Bluejays averaging 13.9 points per game. Isaiah Zierden is averaging 11.6 points, Toby Hegner is averaging 8.5 points, and Devin Brooks is averaging 7.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. Creighton is just 1-3 on the road this season.

Georgetown is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 5-2 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread against the Big East. Creighton is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games, and 3-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

While Georgetown knows how to make what should be an easy game for them close I still believe they can cover this number though I see it as just a lean. 

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Georgetown Hoyas -8.5

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