Creighton Bluejays vs. California Golden Bears Pick, Odds, Prediction 12/22/13
California Golden Bears (8-3) at Creighton Bluejays (8-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 7:07 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Creighton Bluejays and the Cal Colden Bears face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-2 on the season and have won their last three games in a row. Creighton is 5-0 at home this season with both of their losses occurring in neutral site games. Doug McDermott leads Creighton averaging 25.3 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Ethan Wragge is averaging 12.5 points, Devin Brooks is averaging 8.9 points, and Austin Chatman is averaging 8.4 points and 4.7 assists. Creighton is averaging 83.7 points and they are shooting 49.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents shoot 40.5 percent. Creightin begins their first year ever in the Big East with conference play starting December 31st.
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The Cal Golden Bears are 8-3 for the season and they have won three of their last four games. California is 0-1 in away games and 1-2 in neutral site games this season while going a perfect 7-0 at home. Justin Cobbs leads the bears averaging 13.9 points and 6.4 assists. David Kravish is averaging 12.4 points and 8.7 rebounds, Richard Solomon is averaging 12 points and 10.6 rebounds, and Jabari Bird is averaging 11.9 points. Cal is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Cal shoots just over 32 percent from beyond the three-point arc where they are at a big disadvantage in this game.
Creighton is 11-4 against the spread in their last 15 games, 4-0 against the spread against the Pac-12, and 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 home games. Cal is 1-5 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage over .600, and 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five Sunday games.
This looks to be just too many points as it looks closer to five to me.
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