Creighton Bluejays (7-2) at Providence Friars (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Dunkin' Donuts Center)
The Line: Providence Friars +3.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Creighton Bluejays and Providence Friars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Alumni Hall.
The Creighton Bluejays look for a win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 82.9 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Denzel Mahoney is averaging 15 points and 5.1 rebounds while Marcus Zegarowski is averaging 13.8 points and four rebounds. Christian Bishop is the third double-digit scorer and Damien Jefferson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Providence Friars look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Providence Friars are averaging 75.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.4 points on 44.3 percent shooting. David Duke is averaging 19.9 points and 6.3 rebounds while Nate Watson is averaging 19 points and 6.9 rebounds. AJ Reeves is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Jared Bynum is dishing 4.7 assists. The Providence Friars are shooting 27.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Providence Friars are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Bluejays are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The Friars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 15-6 in Bluejays last 21 road games. The over is 6-1 in Friars last 7 overall. The over is 7-3 in Friars last 10 home games.
The Creighton Bluejays are the better team here and have an offense that can just about bury any team in the country, but Providence is off to a strong start in its own right and has to have been waiting for a matchup like this to kind of prove itself. Providence isn't a pushover and has some dawgs on its roster. Give me the free bucket.