North Texas vs. Creighton - 12/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (9-3) at North Texas Mean Green (5-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm (The Super Pit)
The Line: North Texas Mean Green +9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports
The Creighton Bluejays and North Texas Mean Green play Sunday at the UNT Coliseum.
The Creighton Bluejays have won four of their last seven games and play their third true road game. On the season, Creighton is averaging 73.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting and is allowing 64.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Austin Chatman is averaging 14.3 points and 4.8 assists while Isaiah Zierden is averaging 12.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Will Artino is grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game and Toby Hegner is shooting 42.9 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays continue to rely on their quality offense that has eight players averaging at least five points while they’re shooting 75 percent from the free throw line and 36.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Creighton is forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and is holding teams to 37 percent shooting from deep.
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The North Texas Mean Green have lost three of their last four games and could use a marquee win here. On the season, North Texas is averaging 62.9 points on 40.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 38.3 percent shooting. Jordan Williams is averaging 14.3 points and 4.7 rebounds while Jeremy Combs is averaging 10.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Colin Voss is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game and Muhammed Ahmed is shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The North Texas Mean Green are shooting 64.1 percent from the line and 31.3 percent from deep while the defense is forcing 13.4 turnovers and is allowing 33.1 percent shooting from downtown. North Texas’ main strength are the 39 rebounds it averages per contest. T.J. Taylor is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
The Bluejays are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Conference USA. The Mean Green Eagles are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
While I'm not a big beleiver this season in the Creighton Bluejays, North Texas has had issues all season against better comp. Look for the road team to win this game by double digits.