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Creighton vs DePaul 12/25/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

DePaul Blue Demons (6-6) vs. Creighton Bluejays (7-6)
December 25, 2022 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -15.5 / DePaul Blue Demons +15.5; Over/Under: +146
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The DePaul Blue Demons and Creighton Bluejays meet Christmas Day in college basketball action at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The DePaul Blue Demons look to get above a .500 record. The Creighton Bluejays look for their eighth win.

The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 72.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 75.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Javan Johnson is averaging 16.9 points and 5 rebounds, while Umoja Gibson is averaging 14.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Eral Penn is the third double-digit scorer and Da’Sean Nelson is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.

The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 76.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 16.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Arthur Kaluma is averaging 12.9 points and 4.9 rebounds. Baylor Scheierman is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Alexander is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game.

The Blue Demons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Bluejays are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 20-8 in Blue Demons last 28 road games. The under is 5-2 in Bluejays last 7 overall. The favorite is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The DePaul Blue Demons enter this contest playing lousy ball, and that includes under 40 percent shooting in their last 5 games. I don’t expect things to change on the road, where DePaul shoots 38.3 percent from the field. The Creighton Bluejays are at their best at home, where they win by an average of 19.5 points. DePaul is 2-4 ATS this season as an underdog. Big line, but it’s Creighton or pass for me.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Creighton Bluejays -15.5

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