Creighton vs. North Texas - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (4-7) at Creighton Bluejays (7-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Creighton Bluejays and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Monday in college basketball action.
The Creighton Bluejays are 7-4 this season and are coming off of a loss to nationally ranked Oklahoma. Creighton is averaging 84.5 points and they are shooting 49 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.4 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Maurice Watson Jr. leads the Bluejays averaging 12.4 points and 6.3 assists per game. Isaiah Zierden is averaging 11.5 points, Cole Huff is averaging 11.1 points, and Geoffrey Groselle is averaging 10.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. Creighton has played a fairly tough schedule but they haven’t gotten it done against the better teams.
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The North Texas Mean Green are 4-7 this season and they have won their last two games. UNT is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 46.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 79 points and their opponents are shooting 47.6 percent. J-Mychal Reese leads the Mean Green averaging 13.9 points per game. Jeremy Combs is averaging 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds, Deckle Johnson is averaging 13 points, and DeAndre Harris is averaging 8.5 points. North Texas had lost seven in a row prior to winning their last two games.
Creighton is 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 8-2-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 7-3 against the spread against Conference USA. North Texas is 5-2 against the spread following a win, 1-7 against the spread in their last eight non-conference games, and 1-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
It has been a frustrating season for Creighton and I look for them to take out some frustration here.