Creighton Bluejays (6-1) vs. Texas Longhorns (5-0)
December 1, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Longhorns -6.5 / Creighton Bluejays +6.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Creighton Bluejays and Texas Longhorns meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Moody Center. The Creighton Bluejays look for their seventh The Texas Longhorns look to remain undefeated.
The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 83.9 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.1 points on 44 percent shooting. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds, while Trey Alexander is averaging 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Ryan Nembhard is the third double-digit scorer and Arthur Kaluma is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game.
The Texas Longhorns are averaging 82.2 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 52.8 points on 35.1 percent shooting. Tyrese Hunter is averaging 16.2 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Marcus Carr is averaging 14.8 points and 2.2 rebounds. Sir’Jabari Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Dylan Disu is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Texas Longhorns are shooting 30.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Texas Longhorns are allowing 25.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The Bluejays are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Longhorns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 31-15-2 in Bluejays last 48 road games. The under is 3-1-1 in Longhorns last 5 overall.
The Texas Longhorns are going to get the benefit of the doubt at home, and they’re probably the better team on paper. However, you’re not going to get the Creighton Bluejays in the underdog role often this season, and this team is more than talented enough to steal this game outright. Creighton was a bucket way from beating three ranked teams in a row, and they’re one of the best offensive clubs in the country. Give me the points.