Creighton vs. DePaul - 1/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
DePaul Blue Demons (8-7) at Creighton Bluejays (9-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:01 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The DePaul Blue Demons and Creighton Bluejays play Wednesday night at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The DePaul Blue Demons have lost six of their last eight games and play their fourth true road game. On the season, DePaul is averaging 73.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and is allowing 73.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Myke Henry is averaging 13.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 13.4 points and 3.7 assists. Tommy Hamilton IV is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Jamee Crockett is shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The DePaul Blue Demons are a productive offensive team that’s shooting 74.5 percent from the free throw line and 36.1 percent from deep. Defensively, DePaul is forcing 14.3 turnovers and has given up 68 or more points in seven of its last eight games. DePaul is 1-2 SU this season in true road games.
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The Creighton Bluejays have lost five of their last eight games and play their first home contest in 2015. On the season, Creighton is averaging 70.1 points on 42 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 assists while Isaiah Zierden is averaging 11.3 points and 2.5 rebounds. Devin Brooks is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Toby Hegner is shooting 43.6 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays aren’t nearly as explosive as they were a year ago, as they’re shooting 75.4 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Creighton is forcing 12.3 turnovers and has allowed 65 or less points in five of its last nine games. Creighton is 7-1 SU on its home court.
The Blue Demons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big East and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bluejays are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Creighton is playing its best ball on its home court. So while both teams are struggling heading into conference play, I like the Bluejays to win this game by double digits.