Creighton Bluejays vs. St. Mary's Gaels - 12/13/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Mary's Gaels (5-1) at Creighton Bluejays (8-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2:15 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Creighton Bluejays and the St. Mary’s Gaels face off on Saturday at the CenturyLink Center in college basketball action.
The Creighton Bluejays are 8-2 so far this season and they have won three of their last four games. Creighton is 6-0 at home this season and they have played the 237th ranked schedule in the nation. Creighton is averaging 73.8 points and they are shooting 43.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Austin Chatman leads the Bluejays averaging 13.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Isaiah Zierden is averaging 12.4 points, Will Artino is averaging 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Devin Brooks is averaging 7.7 points. Creighton starts their Big East schedule on December 31st against Providence.
USA TODAY Sports
The St. Mary’s Gaels are 5-1 this season and they are coming off of their first loss of the season losing to Boise State by 11 points. St. Mary’s hasn’t played a road game and they have played the 132nd ranked schedule in the nation. Brad Waldow leads the Gaels averaging 22.8 points and 10 rebounds per game. Kerry Carter is averaging 14.3 points and 7.2 rebounds, Aaron Bright is averaging 12 points, and Emmet Naar is averaging 8.2 points and 6.3 assists per game. St. Mary’s has played the 132nd ranked schedule in the country but lost their only game against a team with a RPI better than 50.
Creighton is 5-1 against the spread after scoring more than 90 points in their previous game and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games. St. Mary’s is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 4-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games.
I see Creighton getting the win here but I don’t like this umber as it relates to the favorite so I will take the points and St. Mary’s.