Providence Friars vs. Creighton Bluejays - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (18-11) at Providence Friars (20-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Dunkin Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Creighton Bluejays visit the Providence Friars with 4th in the Big East up for grabs.
The Creighton Bluejays control their own fate with wins in their final two contests guaranteeing them at least 4th in the conference. The Bluejays sapped a two game skid with a 100-59 rout of visiting St. John’s on Sunday as a 15 point home favorite. The Bluejays were up 19 at the half and kept the pressure on until the final buzzer. TheRed Storm were held to just 37% from the floor and were 3-17 from distance while Creighton burned the nets at 60% for 12 more field goals. Deoffrey Groselle tossed in a game high 22 points and hauled in eleven rebounds with James Milliken tossing in 19. Cole Huff added 13 points and six pulls while Mo Watson Jr. and Isaiah Zierden combining for 19 points.
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The Providence Friars were a solid top 25 squad a few short weeks ago but defeats in five of six and the team is on the outside looking in at the national rankings. The Friars got back in the win column with an 87-66 rout of visiting DePaul on Saturday on the strength of a 48-33 second half run. The Blue Demons hit shots at 44% with Providence connecting at 49% with a decisive 14 more free throws. Providence received a game high 28 points, eight boards and five assists from Ben Bentil with Kyron Cartwright adding 16 points and eight helpers. Jalen Lindsey tossed in 14 points while Rodney Bullock chipped in with ten points and five yanks.
The over is 6-2 in Creighton last 8 Wednesday games and Creighton are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games while going 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big East. The over is 40-19 in Providence last 58 Wednesday games. Looks like a tight one that goes down to the wire so give me the points…