Creighton Bluejays vs. Wagner Seahawks - 3/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wagner Seahawks (23-10) at Creighton Bluejays (19-14)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm (CenturyLink Center)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -15 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Wagner Seahawks will travel to play the Creighton Bluejays in the second round of the NIT.
The Creighton Bluejays are 19-14 (9-9) and are coming off of a win against Alabama in the first round of the NIT by a score of 72-54. Creighton lost to Seton Hall in the first round of the conference tournament by a score of 81-73. Before the conference tournament, Creighton finished the regular season by losing 4 of their last 5 games. Creighton is averaging 79.6 points per game while giving up 73 points per game. Creighton is also averaging 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game. Maurice Watson Jr. is averaging 14.4 points per game and 6.4 assists per game for Creighton. Cole Huff is averaging 11.3 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for the Bluejays. Creighton is shooting 70.3% on free throws, 35.2% on three-pointers, and 46.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Wagner Seahawks are 23-10 (13-5) and are coming off of a win against St. Bonaventure by a score of 79-75 in the first round of the NIT. Wagner defeated Robert Morris and LIU Brooklyn in the NEC tournament before losing in the championship against Fairleigh Dickinson. Before the conference tournament, Wagner finished the regular season by winning their last 5 games. Wagner is averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 64 points per game. Wagner is also averaging 40.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game. Corey Henson is averaging 13.5 points per game and 2.9 assists per game for Wagner. Michael Carey is averaging 12.6 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per game for the Seahawks. Wagner is shooting 71.3% on free throws, 33.1% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
Creighton had a good season and will be looking for their 20th win of the season in this game. Wagner also had a good season, and fell just short of winging their conference tournament. Creighton is the higher scoring team in this matchup, while Wagner allows fewer points per game than Creighton. Wagner is averaging more rebounds per game, while Creighton is the better shooting team. I like Creighton to win this on their home floor.