Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Creighton Bluejays - 11/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (2-1) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:00 am (MGM Grand)
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +11.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5 See the Latest Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Creighton Blue Jays face off on Monday Night in Las Vegas in college basketball action.
The Creighton Blue Jays are 2-1 this season but are coming off of their first loss losing to Indiana. Creighton is averaging 87 points and they are shooting 51 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78 points and their opponents are shooting 48.3 percent. Isaiah Zierden leads the Bluejays averaging 14.3 points per game. Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 13.7 points, Khyri Thomas is averaging 11 points and Cole Huff is averaging 11 points. Creighton shoots at a high percentage but they seem to struggle on the boards grabbing rebounds.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-1 this season but the wins have come against light competition. Rutgers is averaging 75 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Mike Williams leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 16 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Deshawn Freeman is averaging 15 points and 5.8 rebounds, Corey Sanders is averaging 11.3 points, and D.J. Foreman is averaging 10 points and 8.0 rebounds. Rutgers is trying to put it all together early because they have had much success in conference play in the Big Ten.
Creighton is 7-0 against the spread following a loss, 7-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five non-conference games. Rutgers is 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, 2-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games.
The books are giving Rutgers much of a chance here but I see them keeping it within this generous number.