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DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Bluejays - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Creighton Bluejays (12-6) at DePaul Blue Demons (6-11)

College Basketball: Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Allstate Arena)

The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The DePaul Blue Demons look to slow down the visiting Creighton Bluejays on Sunday.

The Creighton Bluejays appear to have what it takes to make some noise in the Big East behind their big offense. The Bluejays saw a two game winning streak end in a 50-48 loss to visiting Providence as their offense disappeared. Creighton led by seven at the break but a mere 23 second half points was their downfall. The Friars were held to less then 30% including 4-24 from distance but the Jays could not take advantage on 25.8% despite 12 more looks at the basket. Tony Hegner was the Jays only double digit scorer with eleven points and five yanks on 4-11 from the floor with Mo Watson Jr. adding nine points, nine rebounds and five assists. Isaiah Zierden and Zach Hanson chipped in with eight points but scoring was scarce.

DePaul Blue Demons vs. Creighton Bluejays - 1/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The DePaul Blue Demons had hoped for a solid start to the Big East schedule but have been hit with an 0-5 beginning. The Blue Demons are coming off of an 84-64 defeat at Xavier as a 17.5 point underdog on Tuesday. The Musketeers led by ten heading to the locker room and never let up with a 44%-39.7% shooting edge and 13 more free throws getting the job done. Myke Henry was DePaul’s best weapon with 16 points and eight rebounds on 6-11 with RJ Curington scoring eleven. Derrick Wood and Aaron Simpson combined for 17 points but the offense lacked viable options.

Creighton are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Big East and are 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games overall. DePaul are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Big East and  are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games while the under is 11-4 in their last 15 home games. I hate laying road chalk but I think that’s the best choice…

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Creighton -4.5

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