Creighton Bluejays vs. Providence Friars - 1/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Providence Friars (14-2) at Creighton Bluejays (12-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Providence Friars will travel to play the Creighton Bluejays in a Big East Conference game on Tuesday.
The Creighton Bluejays are 12-5 (3-1) and are coming off of a win against Seton Hall by a score of 82-67. Creighton has played well in conference play, with wins over Georgetown, Seton Hall, and St. John’s. Creighton did lose at home to Villanova by a score of 85-71. Creighton also has losses against Arizona State, Indiana, Loyola (IL), and Oklahoma. Creighton is averaging 85.2 points per game while giving up 74.4 points per game. Creighton is also averaging 37.6 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game. Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 13.8 points per game and 6.6 assists per game for Creighton. Geoffrey Groselle is averaging 12.6 points per game and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Bluejays. Creighton is shooting 69.1% on free throws, 38.7% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
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The Providence Friars are 14-2 (2-1) and are coming off of a loss to Marquette by a score of 65-64. Providence was on a roll this season, beating teams like Arizona, Butler, and Illinois, but got tripped up by Marquette. Providence also lost to Michigan State by a score of 77-64. Providence is averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Providence is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Ben Bentil is averaging 19.4 points per game and 7.9 rebounds per game for Providence. Kris Dunn is averaging 17.7 points per game and 7.3 assists per game for the Friars. Providence is shooting 71% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 45.1% on all field goal attempts.
Providence is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games. Providence is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 5-1 in Providence’s last 6 games. Creighton is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. Creighton is 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 conference games. The over is 10-3-1 Creighton’s last 14 games. Providence is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Providence has really impressed me this season, with the exception of their last game. Creighton has played well this season, but doesn’t have too many good wins. I think Providence will bounce back in this game.