Indiana vs. Creighton - 11/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (2-0) at Indiana Hoosiers (2-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Creighton Bluejays and Indiana Hoosiers square off Thursday night at the Assembly Hall.
The Creighton Bluejays look for a statement victory after a quick 2-0 start to the year. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 98 points on 53.7 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Isaiah Zierden is averaging 19.5 points and four assists while Cole Huff is averaging 14.5 points and five rebounds. Maurice Watson Jr. is dishing six assists and Khyri Thomas is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays continue to be an offensive powerhouse, shooting 39.7 percent from deep and entering this game with five double-digit scorers. The concern with Creighton is that teams are shooting 42.5 percent from downtown against them and have scored 70 or more points in four of their last six games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers look to hold down home court and get off to a 3-0 start. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 95 points on 59.5 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 18.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 assists. Troy Williams is dishing 2.5 assists and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 46.3 percent from beyond the arc and have six players averaging at least 9.5 points. Indiana is flat out killing it offensively, and it helps that the Hoosiers are grabbing 13 offensive rebounds per game. Indiana has won eight of its last 11 home games.
The Bluejays are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hoosiers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win.
I love Indiana and think the Hoosiers have possibly Final Four potential. However, Creighton is capable of being just as good offensively and is one of the few teams that can keep up. This is too many points to lay, so I'm siding with the Bluejays.