Connecticut Huskies (7-2) at Creighton Bluejays (10-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12:00 pm (CHI Health Center Omaha)
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -6 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The UConn Huskies and Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday in college basketball action at the CHI Health Center Omaha.
The UConn Huskies look for a statement win to build on their 7-2 record. The UConn Huskies are averaging 73.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting. James Bouknight is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Tyrese Martin is averaging 10.6 points and 1.6 assists. Tyler Polley is the third double-digit scorer and RJ Cole is dishing 3.8 assists. The UConn Huskies are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 28.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The Creighton Bluejays look for a win to rebound from back-to-back losses. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 81.9 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 69 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Denzel Mahoney is averaging 15.9 points and 4.7 rebounds while Marcus Zegarowski is averaging 14.1 points and 4.2 rebounds. Damien Jefferson is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Bishop is dishing 0.9 assists. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
The Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bluejays are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 13-6 in Huskies last 19 overall. The under is 5-1 in Bluejays last 6 overall. The over is 4-1 in Bluejays last 5 home games.
The Creighton Bluejays are the better team here and have the offense to beat opponents into the ground, but the UConn Huskies have shown they can play with the big boys and they're a club that's only going to get better as the season plays out. Creighton has also lost back to back games, showing some potential weakness. We've backed UConn a lot this year and the points in a big game is the direction I'm leaning.