St. John's Red Storm (6-5) at Creighton Bluejays (9-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm (CHI Health Center Omaha)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -13.5 -- Over/Under: 160 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The St. John's Red Storm and Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday in college basketball action at the CHI Health Center Omaha.
The St. John's Red Storm look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The St. John's Red Storm are averaging 82.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Julian Champagnie is averaging 20.3 points and 7.5 rebounds while Greg Williams Jr. is averaging 12.9 points and 3.1 assists. Vince Cole is the third double-digit scorer and Isaih Moore is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The St. John's Red Storm are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The St. John's Red Storm are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game.
The Creighton Bluejays look to stay hot while building on their five-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 Red Storm are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bluejays are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 8-3 in Red Storm last 11 overall. The favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The St. John's Red Storm have struggled defensively at times this season and have come up short time and time again over the years when playing a big game. The Creighton Bluejays remain one of the more balanced and talented teams in the country, and they've had a good share of covering success as well. I don't trust St. John's in big spots. It's the Creighton Bluejays in a blowout home victory or pass for me.