Gonzaga vs. Creighton - 12/1/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Creighton Bluejays (5-1) at Gonzaga Bulldogs (6-1)
College Basketball: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
The Line: Gonzaga Bulldogs -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Creighton Bluejays and Gonzaga Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Creighton Bluejays look for their second road victory of the season to build on their 5-1 record. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 92.5 points on 51.3 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 18 points and two assists while Khyri Thomas is averaging 16.8 points and 4.8 rebounds. Martin Krampelj is the third double-digit scorer and Mitchell Ballock is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Creighton Bluejays have split their last eight road games.
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs look to remain unbeaten at home to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 93.1 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 38.4 percent shooting. Johnathan Williams is averaging 16 points and 7.1 rebounds while Josh Perkins is averaging 15.6 points and 4.6 assists. Killian Tillie is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.9 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Bluejays are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. West Coast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big East and 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The under is 23-11 in Bulldogs last 34 non-conference games and the over is 5-1 in Bluejays last 6 overall.
The Creighton Bluejays have played a very favorable schedule up to this point, running into a lot of teams that will allow them to run and gun. The one time the Bluejays played a team that will take them out of their comfort zone resulted in a loss to the Baylor Bears. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are a well coached, experienced basketball team that will slow the game down, force Creighton to make plays in the halfcourt and will limit second chance points. Creighton has shown only one way to win up to this point, and that's by scoring 100 points per game. That won't work against Gonzaga, a team that lost players but is still Sweet 16 talented. I'll take the Bulldogs at home and the reasonable chalk.