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Creighton vs. Memphis - 3/22/19 NIT Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Memphis vs. Creighton
Date & Time Friday March 22, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)
Location
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, NE
The Line
Creighton -5 / over-under: 158
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Creighton Bluejays face the Memphis Tigers in round two of the NIT college basketball tournament.

The Memphis Tigers kicked off the NIT with a one sided 74-60 victory against the San Diego Toreros as a six point favorite.

Memphis was did plenty of damage on 48.3% from the field but it was their defense that set the tone with San Diego held to 36.7% with 22 turnovers.

Jeremiah Martin was the top gun for Memphis with 21 points  and seven rebounds with Kyon Davenport adding 16 points, four pulls and three blocks.

Tyler Harris gave the Tigers another 16 points and four boards followed by Raynere Thornton and Alex Lomax with six points apiece.

The Creighton Bluejays shook off an early exit from the Big East tournament to down Loyola-Chicago 70-61 in an NIT first round matchup.

Creighton won the shooting battle 49.1%-47.3% with a few more make from beyond the arc and at the charity stripe in an otherwise tight box score.

The balanced Bluejays saw 17 points and eight rebounds from Martin Krampelj followed by Marcus Zegarowski with 12 points and four pulls.

Creighton received eleven points, four boards and five helpers from Davion Mintz while Mitch Ballock and Ty-Shon Alexander netted ten points apiece.

MemphisTigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and  are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games and  are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and  are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big East.

CreightonBluejays are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and  are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and  are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and  are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win.

Memphis has been playing well in some tough venues of late and this would be a nice win for Hardaway and crew but I’m taking the points just in case…

Pick:
Memphis +5

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