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Creighton vs UC Riverside 11/17/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UC Riverside Highlanders (1-1) vs. Creighton Bluejays (3-0)
November 17, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Creighton Bluejays -17.5 / UC Riverside Highlanders +17.5 ; Over/Under: +140.5
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The UC Riverside Highlanders and the Creighton Bluejays meet Thursday in college basketball action from CenturyLink Center Omaha. UC Riverside is 1-1 after a pair of games this year and coming off a win over LMU. As for Creighton, they’re 3-0 so far. The Bluejays beat Holy Cross in their last game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

UC Riverside matched up against Colorado in their first outing of the year. Things didn’t go so well in that one, as the Highlanders were down 46-28 by halftime in an 82-66 loss. Zyon Pullin led the team on 17 points with six rebounds. 

The Highlanders faced a more manageable foe in game two versus LMU, but it was a close one. UC Riverside was down 52-34 at the break but stormed back for an 81-79 victory. Pullin again led the team with 23 points, six assists and three boards. 

Over on the Creighton side, it’s been smooth sailing so far. The Bluejays kicked off the year with a matchup versus St. Thomas MN and took the win 72-60. Game two against North Dakota was another victory, this time 96-61. 

Creighton kept their win streak moving in game three against Holy Cross. The Bluejays were up 52-27 by halftime and rolled to a 94-65 blowout win. Creighton’s Ryan Kalkbrenner led the way on 22 points, and Ryan Nembhard added 12 assists and five points. 

PICK: I’m going to stick with Creighton. The Bluejays have done well so far over their first three games, even though they haven’t really been challenged yet. Creighton shot a blistering 57.8 percent from the floor against Holy Cross, winning the rebounding battle 42-27 and collecting 28 team assists along the way. UC Riverside will be another completely manageable opponent and I like Creighton to roll. 

Andrew's Free Pick: Creighton Bluejays -17.5

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