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Creighton vs. Providence - 12/31/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Providence Friars (10-4) at Creighton Bluejays (10-3)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2:30 pm (CenturyLink Center-NE)

The Line: Creighton Bluejays -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-1

The #24 Creighton Bluejays look to move up the college basketball polls with a win versus the Providence Friars.

The Providence Friars are shooting for win number eleven on the year and a 2-0 start in the Big East after thrashing the St. John’s Red Storm 94-72 behind a 53-32 second half run that broke open a one point game. Providence fired away at 54.7% and allowed 43.8% which was decisive. 

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Creighton vs. Providence - 12/31/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The explosive Providence offence received a game high 21 points, 15 assists and four steals from Kyron Cartwright on 8-11 from the floor including 5-7 on threes while Rodney Bullock netted 20 points on 8-11 accuracy. Jalen Lindsey gave the Friars another 18 points on 6-10 from distance followed by a 16 point, 12 rebound effort from Alpha Diallo. 

The Creighton Bluejays rolled in to their Big East opener on a five game winning streak before Seton Hall ended the good times with a 90-84 decision. Creighton squandered an eleven point lead at the half with the Pirates holding a slight 49.2%-47.9% shooting edge and eleven more makes at the stripe.

The Bluejays offense rode the production of Martin Krampelj with his 23 points and ten rebounds on 11-16 from the floor with Marcus Foster adding 14 points, five pulls and three assists on 7-15 shooting. Creighton received 13 points, seven boards and six helpers from Khyri Thomas while Davion Mintz tossed in ten points.

Providence are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East and over is 10-3 in Providence last 13 overall and Providence are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games. Over is 10-3 in Creighton last 13 overall and under is 6-2 in Creighton last 8 vs. Big East and Creighton are 37-15 ATS in their last 52 Sunday games. Providence are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

I don’t know why but Providence has played Creighton very tough and I don’t know their secret…

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