DePaul vs. Creighton - 3/11/15 Big East Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (13-18) at DePaul Blue Demons (12-19)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Madison Square Garden)
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Creighton Bluejays and DePaul Blue Demons meet Wednesday in the Big East Tournament.
The Creighton Bluejays look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, Creighton is averaging 67.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 11.6 points and 3.7 assists while James Milliken is averaging 8.9 points and 2.7 rebounds. Devin Brooks is dishing three assists and Rick Kreklow is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays have four players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 72.6 percent from the line and 34.3 percent from deep. Defensively, Creighton is allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last eight games.
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The DePaul Blue Demons look for a win to snap a seven-game skid. On the season, DePaul is averaging 69.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and is allowing 73.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Billy Garrett Jr. is averaging 12.4 points and 3.8 assists while Myke Henry is averaging 12.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Jamee Crockett is dishing 1.4 assists and Forrest Robinson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 72.7 percent from the line and 35.3 percent from deep. Defensively, DePaul is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or more points in five of its last seven games. Tommy Hamilton IV is questionable with an illness.
Yes, DePaul ended the season in a horrible way and hasn't been playing good basketball at all. However, the Blue Demons are a lot deeper offensively and has torched the Bluejays from deep. I'll take the points here, but you likely won't need them.