Oklahoma vs. Creighton - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (7-3) at Oklahoma Sooners (7-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Lloyd Noble Center)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Creighton Bluejays will travel to the Lloyd Noble Center to take on the 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Creighton Bluejays won their 2nd straight game and improved to 7-3 (0-0 Big East) on the season after defeating the IUPUI Jaguars, 90-65, this past Saturday. Creighton was outstanding on both sides of the ball and offensively shot 59.3% from the field and 57.1% (12-21) from beyond the arc in the victory. The Bluejays held the Jaguars to 32.3% shooting from the field and 21.7% (5-23) from beyond the arc. Creighton outrebounded IUPUI by a 41-33 margin. Leading the way for Creighton was Isaiah Zierden who had 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal. On the season, the Bluejays have been led by Isaiah Zierden (12.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.9 spg), Maurice Watson Jr. (11.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 6.2 apg), and Cole Huff (11.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg). Offensively, Creighton is averaging 85.5 ppg on 50.6% shooting from the field and 39.4% shooting from beyond the arc. The Bluejays average 9.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.48. Defensively, Creighton is allowing their opponents to average 73.1 ppg on 43.6% shooting. The Blue Jays have a rebound margin of 3.7 and a turnover margin of 2.1.
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The 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners remained undefeated with a record of 7-0 (0-0 Big 12) after defeating the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, 96-73, this past Saturday. Oklahoma was up by just a five point margin at halftime, however, outscored Oral Roberts by a 53-35 margin in the 2nd half to secure the win. Oklahoma shot 50.0% from the field, 59.3% (16-27) from beyond the arc, and 82.4% (14-17) from the FT line in the victory. The Sooners allowed the Golden Eagles to shoot 43.8% from the field and 33.3% (7-21) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Oklahoma was Buddy Hield who had 30 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 steals. On the season, the Sooners have been led by Buddy Hield (22.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.7 spg), Isaiah Cousins (14.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 4.6 apg), and Ryan Spangler (12.4 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.3 apg). Offensively, Oklahoma is averaging 87.9 ppg on 48.8% shooting from the field and 48.7% from beyond the arc. The Sooners average 10.7 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.34. Defensively, Oklahoma is holding their opponents to an average of 63.0 ppg on 34.0% shooting. The Sooners have a rebound margin of 10.0 and a turnover margin of -1.1.
The Bluejays are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. Big 12 opponents and 12-4-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Creighton has had a solid start to their season as their offensive had really been producing while their defensive has shown some improvement from last year’s squad. Oklahoma has been one of the most dominant teams early on this season and has a great mix of talent and experience that should keep them in the top-10 for the majority of the year. Oklahoma has been great on both sides of the ball as they are the best in country in three-point FG% and 2nd in the country in opponents FG%. Creighton has struggled a bit in their two road games this season, as they suffered a 86-65 loss at Indiana and a 68-65 loss to Loyola (CHI). Overall, I feel that the Sooners will be able to score at will against the Blue Jays and pull away in the 2nd half to cover this spread. Take Oklahoma to cover.