Creighton Bluejays (17-6) at DePaul Blue Demons (9-13)
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 7, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons +6.5 -- Over/Under:
The Creighton Bluejays and DePaul Blue Demons meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Wintrust Arena.
The Creighton Bluejays need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Creighton Bluejays are averaging 86.1 points on 50.3 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 43 percent shooting. Marcus Foster is averaging 19.9 points and 2.8 assists while Khyri Thomas is averaging 14.5 points and 4.1 rebounds. Martin Krampelj is the third double-digit scorer and Toby Hegner is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Creighton Bluejays are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Creighton Bluejays are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game. The Creighton Bluejays have lost five of their last seven road games.
The DePaul Blue Demons also need a win here after losing five of their last six games. The DePaul Blue Demons are averaging 72.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Max Strus is averaging 17.3 points and 2.6 assists while Marin Maric is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Tre'Darius McCallum is the third double-digit scorer and Eli Cain is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The DePaul Blue Demons are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The DePaul Blue Demons are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game. The DePaul Blue Demons have lost five straight home games.
The Bluejays are 26-9 ATS in their last 35 games following a straight up loss, 35-16 ATS in their last 51 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Blue Demons are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bluejays are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in DePaul, 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Creighton Bluejays have struggled big time on the road, but they're still an offensive powerhouse capable of lighting a team on fire at any moment. The DePaul Blue Demons are in a major slump right now, and it starts with an offense that's shooting just 39 percent from the field and being outscored by more than 13 points in their last five games. If DePaul can't score in this contest, it's going to get ugly. Of course, it wouldn't be different than past meetings, as Creighton has won each of the last six games against DePaul by double digits. The Creighton Bluejays roll.