Creighton vs. Buffalo - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Buffalo Bulls (4-2) at Creighton Bluejays (6-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 8:30 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -18 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Creighton Bluejays and the Buffalo Bulls face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Creighton Bluejays are 6-0- this season and they have been impressive playing mostly tough competition. Creighton is averaging 91.8 points per game and they are shooting 54.7 percent from the floor and 47.9 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Marcus Foster leads the Bluejays averaging 17.7 points per game. Khyri Thomas is averaging 13.8 points, Justin Patton is averaging 11.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 11.2 points. This appears to be one of the better teams Creighton has ever had.
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The Buffalo Bulls are 3-2 this season and they are coming off of a 5-point loss to Nevada. Buffalo is averaging 72.2 points per game and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor and 33.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 67.2 points and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Blake Hamilton leads the Bulls averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. Nick Perkins is averaging 14 points and 7.8 rebounds for Buffalo, Willie Conner is averaging 13.4 points, and Quate McKinzie is averaging 6.3 points. Buffalo looked good against a solid Nevada team but when they faced a tough opponent in Xavier they were blown out by 33 points.
Creighton is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games, 21-7 against the spread in their last 28 home games, and 2-6 against the spread against the MAC. Buffalo is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 3-7 against the spread against the Big East, and 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 road games.
Buffalo is a lot tougher than they are getting credit for here and while they don’t be Creighton they do play respectably.