The UConn Huskies and Creighton Bluejays meet Saturday in college basketball action at the CHI Health Center Omaha. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The UConn Huskies Betting Preview
The UConn Huskies are averaging 79.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Adama Sanogo is averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, while Jordan Hawkins is averaging 16.4 points and 1.3 assists. Tristen Newton is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Karaban is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The UConn Huskies are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The UConn Huskies are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game.
The Creighton Bluejays Betting Preview
The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 76.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Ryan Kalkbrenner is averaging 15.1 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Trey Alexander is averaging 13.3 points and 4 rebounds. Baylor Scheierman is the third double-digit scorer and Arthur Kaluma is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
UCONN vs Creighton Trends
The Huskies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Bluejays are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Huskies last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bluejays last 7 overall.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Creighton Bluejays are playing great ball right now and should be favored at home, where they win by an average of 17.5 points. However, you can argue UConn is the better team overall and we're getting free points. It wasn't long ago when UConn was viewed as one of the best teams in the league, and this is just the second time it's an underdog. Give me the points.