Creighton vs. Western Illinois - 11/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Illinois Leathernecks (5-0) at Creighton Bluejays (4-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -11.5 -- Over/Under: 150 See the Latest Odds
The Western Illinois Leathernecks and Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center Omaha.
The Western Illinois Leathernecks look for their third road win to improve to 6-0 on the year. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are averaging 78.7 points on 52.1 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 32.2 percent shooting. J.C. Fuller is averaging 20 points and seven rebounds while Garret Covington is averaging 19.4 points and 2.2 assists. Jabari Sandifer is the third double-digit scorer and De'Angelo Bruster is dishing 1.8 assists. The Western Illinois Leathernecks are shooting 51.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. Western Illinois has made 41 threes in five games and is averaging just 10 turnovers per game. The Western Illinois Leathernecks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Creighton Bluejays look to remain unbeaten at home and snag a solid 5-1 start. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 88.6 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Cole Huff is averaging 14.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 14 points and 5.8 assists. Isaiah Zierden is the third double-digit scorer and James Milliken is dishing two assists. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line Creighton has made 48 threes in five games and is averaging 13 turnovers per contest. The Creighton Bluejays have split their last eight home games.
The Leathernecks are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Bluejays are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
This is a lot of points to lay with an undefeated Western Illinois team that's already gone on the road and beat Wisconsin. The Leathernecks are shooting over 50 percent from deep and take care of the ball. I'll gladly take the free points.